Jack is 4. None of his friends are still napping. Logan is not quite 3. None of his friends are still napping. (In fact all of the kids we know stopped napping by 2 1/2 at the very latest.)
But thankfully, my boys go down like clockwork. Every weekday after school, we stay on the playground until almost 2 o'clock. I wash the boys up in the rec center bathroom and put them in the car. I hand them each 2 animal crackers and turn on Dan Zanes' Jamaica Farewell. I start driving towards home and my
Once home I transfer them to their beds where, if I'm very very lucky, they will stay until 4 o'clock. Usually one of them is up after an hour. And sometimes one of them will wake up as I transfer them and won't fall back asleep.
But they seem to need their naps...and so, so do I.
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Footnote #1: I totally jinxed myself writing this. Today Logan wouldn't go back to sleep after I moved him and Jack slept for less than an hour!
Footnote #2: Yes, I realize it's odd to post a Wordful Wednesday post on Tuesday but I lost all the photos I was planning for today's post. Hopefully, Scott can work his magic and recover them and I'll get today's post up tomorrow.
Those pics are priceless Carey!ReplyDelete
Taylor hasnt had a nap since she started school but had one all the way up until she did. She could still use one now if she could get it. Will still gets a nap and he is 2 1/2. He will just pass out after lunch no matter what he is allowed to do. Boy just loves to sleep I guess. LOL
Hope all is well,
My sons both napped until they were 3 1/2. Now they have "rest time" where I read to them, they read to themselves in bed for 20 minutes and then play quietly by themselves for 20 minutes. It's not naps but I'll take what ever I can get now days :) Here form sits!ReplyDelete
Those little sleepers are so very cute! My kids never made the transfer from car to bed without waking up. You're so lucky!ReplyDelete
Jillian napped until she was about 4, it was the best thing ever. Those pictures are so precious, your boys are beautiful. Why don't adults look as cute when they're sleeping?ReplyDelete
Here's some hope... I'm 34, and I still need naps, and I still take naps every day that I'm home all day!!
you boys are adorable! and they have hair--my boy doesn't! luckily, my girls do! :)ReplyDelete
So so sweet! Your boys are beautiful :) Emily will still take a nap sometimes on her own and she just turned 5! But we do have quiet time too, so mommy can take a nap! LOL! Enjoy it while you can, they are precious!ReplyDelete
I love the pics especially the one with the bucket! Your kids are beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love naptime too. But for me, not the girls. They won't sleep anymore!!ReplyDelete
I thouhgt about taking my Gavin (hes 10) to a concert. He's at that phase where he wants to do "cool" things. But we hardly go ourselves.. Maybe every other year. And the 5yo FORGETABOUTIT.. he'd surely run away and give me a heart attack. Well, thanks for stopping by.. ur life's adventures seem .. well, adventurous! =)ReplyDelete
I hope we can keep up with naptime for that long. My Little Monkey is going to be 2 this Friday.ReplyDelete
Love the pictures!
I HEART NAPS!!!ReplyDelete
I also love nap time. My older kids took naps until they started school. Makenna naps for two hours everyday.ReplyDelete
There's just something so cute about little ones napping!!!! :)ReplyDelete
I'll agree with you: nap time is my favorite time too. I'm acually sad on the days I work and the kids nap at the sitters. I love that t-shirt that says "Hi. My name is TROUBLE"ReplyDelete
I LOVE those cheeks!ReplyDelete
My kids all stop napping pretty early.
ENJOY those lolli pop sleeping cheeks girl, they don't last forever, GOD I wish they did!!
I loved these pictures. They are precious. Loved the "bucket" head, lol! When my kids gave up naps I trained them to stay in their rooms and have a quiet time during that time.ReplyDelete
They didn't have to sleep but they had to stay in there and play with their toys. Taught them how to play by themselves and gave me some extra time!
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Those are the cutest pictures. love the bucket one. I cherish nap time too. I am lucky if he takes one everyday, but we are still in nap mode most days.ReplyDelete
Ohhh - I SO wish Baby Chicklet would nap.:((ReplyDelete
Nice tub on the head, Mom!
How cute are those? My kids have all been good nappers. Unfortunately, I only have one that still naps tho.ReplyDelete
My 4 1/2 year still takes a nap. If she doesn't get one everybody better watch out. i don't know what I am going to do next year when she's in school all day!ReplyDelete
I'm a nanny/babysitter - and nap time is still my favorite time of day ;)ReplyDelete
Leaving some love from SITS!
I love the photos of your little nappers! It is my favorite time of the day too although I only have two days to deal with it since Im a working mom. Sigh. Wish I didnt have to work and could spend all my time with my little girl. Naptime on the weekend allows me to mow the lawn, clean the loos, etc wait a minute whats wrong with this picture?lolReplyDelete
What a fantastic post, those have to be the best pictures! The bucket is priceless. Hope they have good naps tomorrow.ReplyDelete
I'm with you - I make nap time a priority!ReplyDelete
Love the bucket on the head
How could you not love nap time when you get shots like those????? My fav though? That adorable little bucket snap...so cute!!ReplyDelete
Truly.....I can so understand this being a favorite time of day for you.ReplyDelete
My Wordful is posted now. Thing is, the photos aren't of good quality this time since I had to photograph them through the dining room window.
Happy Wednesday to you.
Adorable!!! As a mom of two boys myself I completely understand the joy that is naptime!!ReplyDelete
Nap time is the best! Keep it up as long as you can. Those pictures are adorable!ReplyDelete
LOL! Too cute! I'm worried about that..right now my son is a great nap taker...and that is MY time! But when this little girl gets here-it wont be that easy!ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful nap pictures!!ReplyDelete
Oh how I love sleeping babies. :) AND naptime.ReplyDelete
My son has the same "trouble" T shirt. I love it.
My three-year-old still naps... and that's a part of the day I intend to keep! I love the picture with the bucket on the head - classic kid! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete