Oct 10, 2010

I want fweep

William is a thriving 2 1/2 year old who is full of energy all day long. His new thing is deciding that he wants to take a nap-- "I want fweep" in the late afternoon each day. This is not your ordinary nap. Dude wants to sleep hard and long... 2 hours+ if you let him. I refuse to have him napping past 3. He ends up not going to sleep at night until after 10 or 11. That makes me feel like such a bad mother.


I tend to let him catch a good 20-30 minutes and I wake him up. He is pretty grumpy for about 5 minutes but then he springs back into action. I never thought I would say it but I wish my toddler would NOT take a nap during the day!

Have you ever experienced this kind of sleeping behavior with your child?

Shelly, Mom Files

3 comments:

  1. Hmmmmm, well I've never experienced this, since Chase FIGHTS his nap tooth and nail. But I still lay him down every day (well, they do at daycare... I do on the weekends) around 12:30-1 pm. And he carries on so bad (but all the while yawning and rubbing his eyes) but we don't get him up and eventually he falls asleep. I do, however, wake him up by 3:30. Like you said, I will not let him sleep past this time or else he won't lay down at his bedtime (which is 7-7:30). DH hates that I wake him up if he's still sleeping.... but he isn't the one who is around during bedtime when I'm getting the boys down. If I let Chase sleep as late as he wanted for naps.... he'd be running around the house, a ball of energy, at 10/11 pm. No ma'am!!!!

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  2. Oh yeah...that sounds like Gabe at that age.

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  3. Hahahaha. I loved this post. Your son is my kind of guy. Good sleep is hard to come by, so it's best to take it however and wherever it comes.

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