Last night I was in our living room at about 8:50PM and I had put the kids to bed a half hour before. I was on the phone with my hubby when I felt like I was being watched. I looked around and saw my 2.5 year old daughter staring at me! lol
We've been having problems with her staying in bed lately, unfortunately. When I saw her, I said to her "You're a little stinker...", she smiled at me with her mischievous grin and laughed as well. How can you not laugh back? They are so sweet at that age! I kept her up for a half hour till she was finally getting sleepy, and we read her favorite book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", a few times.
I want you to cry with me because there will be no more afternoon naps. She had a nap yesterday afternoon, so she wasn't tired enough to go to bed. My older three kids didn't give up afternoon naps till after three! So it will definitely be a big adjustment. Especially now that the three older ones will be in school full time, I won't be having any more peaceful afternoons while the little one naps. *sigh*
At least I can plan my days a little better, right? I can do my errands in the afternoon now if I have to, instead of cramming them all into the morning.
But I'll still long for the days of quite afternoons.