Some of you know that Rhett is a little on the stubborn, hard-headed, side. One thing he has been fighting me on (and that is an understatement) is nap time. I have tried everything! He absolutely refuses! I have sat in a chair at his doorway, so I could order him back down the moment his head came off the pillow. There were days I sat there for over an hour and a half, and he did not sleep. There were days he got so many spankings during nap time, I was sure DHS was going to show up on my doorstep. I tried the child proof door-knobs on his door and you saw here how well that worked. I finally came to the conclusion, that you CANNOT make a child sleep. You can make them stay in their room, even in their bed, but you CANNOT make them sleep. At first I thought he just didn't need naps anymore, but this was dis-proven by his crankiness in the evenings and the fact that he falls asleep in the car almost every day. He needs naps, he just doesn't WANT to take them, maybe for the simple fact that I WANT him too. While it is not in my nature to give up or to let him win (I may be just a tad hard-headed myself), I decided, it wasn't worth it. I wasn't really winning anyway, because I just ended up exhausted and frustrated and wasted half my afternoons trying to get him to sleep. SO, I gave up. There is no nap time at our house.
How is this going you ask?
Well many days this is what I find..................................
Rhett sleeping on the den floor
or on the living room floor
Or even on the kitchen floor
What makes him decide to take a nap? Well, he's exhausted......and I quit trying to make him.
While we're on the napping theme, here is little Thad napping. Yes, I am aware of SIDS. He only sleeps on his tummy for short naps when I am watching.