Saturday, April 11, 2009
You Snooze, You Lose!
Dear Son doesn't like to nap. He doesn't want to miss anything. The only way to get him to nap is to let him go and go and go until he crashes. We try to put him in his bed and do the whole power struggle thing, or try to "fool him" into a nap by reading stories until he can't keep his eyes open, or "tittle" his back as he calls it (he likes to have his back "tickled"). Sometimes any of these ploys work; sometimes none of them do and so rather than spending the entire afternoon fighting it, we give up and let him go until he crashes. This particular time he was so tired that he barely made it through dinner and never quite got that cookie to his mouth before he crashed. I guess it's true: "You snooze, you lose!"