Tuesday, July 17, 2007

ohmitoddler!

It seems that the girl is making the transition from two naps to one. It has been a rough couple of days. People who don't have kids can't understand the significance of the nap. The nap is the lifeblood of the stay-at-home-parent. Around here, we order our day around the nap. It is when I showerbreathecleanwritereadprayexercise. I am a giant fan of the nap.

I have never been great at change. Every time I feel like I know what I'm doing, she becomes this whole other person. Today we struggled as I interacted with the toddler as if she were still the baby. I love the toddler. She is loud and demanding and funny and opinionated. The baby would cuddle and coo. The toddler laughs at her own farts. To me this is the biggest indication that she is no longer a baby. Where is that in the developmental charts? Clearly, laughs at flatulence is as significant as able to stack blocks. I'm just saying.

10 comments:

ang said...

You will love the one nap a day even more than the two whimpy naps. I know they seemed good, I was hesistant to give them up too, but let me tell you, you can get so much more done in 3 hours in a row then an hour or so here and there. Sometimes it's even 4 hours at our place. That's practically an entire afternoon to do whatever you like (so long as it happens to be at home). :) Good luck to you both.

Glory Laine said...

You make me laugh so hard!!!! Great ode to nap post.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture! And me, I'd like 2 consistent naps per day, instead of 6 catnaps. :)
CMHD

Alida said...

...and then they stop napping altogether. Not to worry as they change so do we. (although we are never quite ready for their changes...too fast) I'm liberated by not having a nap schedule. They do still have to rest, only now it's in my bed while watching cartoons...while I nap.

Leslie said...

Oh yes, nap time! I am not looking forward to the day when Mason stops napping. I have always loved nap time, and I always will.

You might enjoy the freedom of not having the morning nap anymore, even if it means rushing to get everything done for the afternoon nap.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I miss naps. I loved it when Brayden napped cause I always napped too :) Now he doesn't nap at ALL. Be glad you are still gettin ONE. I sometimes don't get a shower til daddy gets home cause he is always on the go. I love the whole 'fart' thing. Brayden thinks it is totally funny when he does it too....especially when he tries to do it. He he he ;)

XOXOX
Kristin & Brayden

priscilla tilgner said...

So sweet I love reading about how much you enjoy your time with your precious Claire!

cece said...

Holy cow...I love this pic of you two! So I want to call you this week...seriously. I'm not kidding. I'm really going to call. I need to know when it's best to call though in order to not mess up the new toddler routine:)

My name is Kari said...

cece-
call any time. i turn the ringer off if i'm taking advantage of nap time :)

love you!

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