Dear Youngest Child:

I realize that you are about to turn the ripe old age of 21 months in less than two weeks, but you really need to take a nap.

Let me rephrase that. I need you to take a nap. Tossing every single item out of your crib and screaming at the top of your lungs and refusing to nap is a good tactic. But I am older and I control the Tivo.

Love, Mommy


  1. Library Mama says:

    Hah! I love it!

    I remember those days fondly – those nap days, I mean.

    Now that my boys are older, though, I can leave my #1 in charge and nap even though they don’t. Those days are good too.

  2. Blonde Mom says:

    Houston we have nappage today, going on two hours. Yeah!

    She never did nap yesterday (I tried rocking her, lying down with her, playing Enya, etc.) so I knew she would need a nap today. I’m hoping, nay PRAYING, yesterday’s no nappage was a fluke.

  3. kelli says:

    I feel your pain. Gianna now only naps if she falls asleep in the car. It’s been that way ever since she learned how to climb out of her crib and we got the girls bunk beds. Glad your little took a nap for you today!

  4. The Cat says:

    My littlest one was one of those “will always go to sleep in the car” babies. I recall as he was getting a little older, you would have to drive just a little further for him to nod off. When it got to the point that I actually had to drive to the Canadian border we gave up on that one.

  5. buffi says:

    That’s it! Hit her where it hurts!

    Seriously, I have always rocked my kids to sleep at naptime just to ensure that they will indeed sleep. Life is so miserable with a cranky toddler!

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