Monday, November 20, 2006

Welcome to my world of Pissdom!

So the Tiny one isn't sleeping anymore. She's just NOT TIRED at night. She's always ready to crash at naptime; however the "solution"? (according to everyone else, including the husband who leaves every morning before the kids get up and returns home just in time to A)eat dinner and head up the night time routine or B) just kiss 'em good night).

The HORRIBLE solution is NO MORE NAPS.
Nope. No More. Never Again.

Naptime? Gone.

An hour of peace and quiet for a mother constantly on the brink of an emotional breakdown? History.

An hour or two of rest for a mother who's only chance to get things done is late at night when everyone else is asleep? Nada.

I was aware this time would come e-v-e-n-t-u-a-l-l-y. But my youngest is only 2, and my oldest didn't stop taking naps until she was 5!! We have been taking naps EVERY.DAY for the past 5 years! I am the naptime Nazi (according to BFB), and our whole world revolves around that regimen! I just don't know how I'm going to cope.

Even the dog is annoyed at the munchkins running around like out of control monkeys just freed from an inner-city zoo, tired, hungry, and hyper as hell. (They better not fling any poo or I'll be SO **%$#@@!! and then I'll send 'em back to their cages for lockdown!)

And so it is written. So let it be done. NO.MORE.NAPS!!


  1. The last day of naps.

    I hate that day.




    Just hide the markers and crayons.

  3. Ouch. It's a bad time, indeed. But, I still believe, preferable to the staying awake until 10 pm that comes from even the shortest nap.

    Of course, easy for me to say - my youngest is still napping. I'll come crying to you in about 6 months, okay?

  4. Anonymous11:33 PM

    good thing - kids sleeping at night
    bad thing - no nap time.

    Good luck with that :)

  5. Anonymous10:04 AM

    No way would I give up naptime. Just change it to an earlier time? Like right after breakfast? LOL I'm so with you on naps. I too am a napnazi.Good luck! ;)

  6. i fundamentally dread the last nap. i don't know how it can be done without naptime.

    sorry, sister. truly.

  7. I second quite time, it is a beau.ti.ful. thing.

  8. My cousin has four kids under the age of 9. She was so tired on afternoon she gave them ink pens and told them to sit quietly and draw on her.

    They were entertained and she got her nap.

    Needless to say....she was COVERED in ink!

    Whatever works....

  9. Anonymous5:12 PM

    I could never get rid of naps. I love them too much. I hope that day never comes for me.


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