Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Alice seems to be trying very hard to leave two naps behind. She is usually quite agreeable in the mornings.
And then comes this. The problem is, she is trying to go from two naps to no naps. Last week she napped about 45 minutes each day. This wouldn't be a problem except a) she is keeping her regular waking and bed times and b) she's a baby. So we get this lovely face. You wouldn't believe the accompanying audio.
After a while, she chills out and does something else, like trying to string beads. She refuses to sleep, though. I happened across an article last week about children moving to only one nap. It said that it was rough to give up the hour and a half of free time in the morning, but the afternoon nap would become longer--about three hours--until they gave it up completely between the ages of three and four. I felt like kicking the author in the stomach really hard after reading that.