What do you do when your two year old doesn't nap?
He has, up until this week, taken a nap every afternoon...for hours. Sometimes two, sometimes up to four. He doesn't go to bed until 8pm and wakes up by 6:30am, so a nap is necessary for him, and oftentimes is the only opportunity I have all day to get things done. Twice this week he has gone in his crib and not fallen asleep. He cries, sings, yells for me, and does not sleep. After two hours I give up and try to get him to lay on the couch with a movie, but he will have nothing to do with rest.
I find this very confusing since we have a busy life. We're gone nearly every morning to the library, grocery store or errands, and by the time we return home we're both a little cranky and worn out. I'm baffled that the boy isn't ready to sleep after more than a year of taking afternoon naps.
Ho hum. I'll just type away trying to distract myself from the boy who should be sleeping but instead is singing "Baby Beluga" at the top of his lungs.
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