Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mourning mornings

For the last two weeks, I've been in denial.

Each morning, I tell myself that the previous days were flukes...

That surely, my son will take his morning nap.

Such is not the case.

Morning naps, sadly, are a thing of the past.

Just like that, one snowy morning, he decided that he was done. No more morning workouts, showers or breakfast in solitude for his mama.

Why nap? I gots lots of playin to do.

And I admit it....I'm mourning his morning naps.

He has adjusted well, making up for the lack of morning nap by taking a longer afternoon nap, but it's me who is having a conniption fit trying to re-configure my morning routine which I had grown to love.

For now, it's mid-day workouts (right after I put him down for afternoon nap), followed by a shower and lunch. So, I apologize to anyone who sees me before 1:00pm, I will be shower less and disheveled for another week or so until I manage to get my act together and get my shower in before he wakes for the day.

I'm also relishing in his long afternoon naps for now-perhaps I can actually start a project and finish it! I know its just a matter of time until he decides that afternoon naps are also a thing of the past, but I'm hoping to string them along as long as I can.

Think its possible to have him nap til he's in grade school?

When did your kids stop napping?


  1. Coop stopped taking naps all together when he turned 3 :(

    Enjoy any nap while you can!!

  2. He's a crack up.

    Please B. Don't follow Sal's lead. Please not yet.

  3. I struggled with every nap transition, but now I love the 1-nap routine. Aaron went to one nap when he was 13 months, and is 2 1/2 now, still napping strong. I hope I didn't just jinx it. I can't imagine what I'll do when he stops napping. Half the time I still nap when he does! But he'll still have quiet time for an hour, even if he doesn't nap.