Friday, October 22, 2010

Dear Olivia,

You are not taking a nap.  Because you have learned how to stand up in your bed.  Was I sad that you didn't know how to go from laying down to sitting up... until a couple of days ago?  Was I worried about it?  No.  It was one of your best qualities.  I am sad to see it slip away so quickly.  And to have you pulling yourself up to stand in your Pack & Play all at the same time.  Gah.  You have not taken a nap all day.  And on top of that you have chosen the weirdest thing in the house to love.  The.  Weirdest.  I blame that entirely on the genes you got from your dad.  Anyway, it would be great if you would stop gabbing and reaching for things like I know you are and just peacefully fall asleep and took a nice, solid nap.  Both your little cold that's come to visit and I would appreciate it.  Happy sleeping!



Anonymous said...

I feel for you! My 4 year old boy has always napped very well, and still does. However, my almost 1 year old girl rarely naps long enough for me to shower.

Karin van Dam said...

Oh my, those naps can be life saving at times, I know! I hope her cold will be over soon, maybe that doesn't help her getting to sleep either. And now I am curious to know what that weird thing is... ;-)

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Oh, dear! Just keep her in there and she will learn she has to take a nap. She'll start napping again...promise!

Jo said...

Well, there is the possibility that she is enjoying the novelty of standing in her bed. All the things she can see now! And all the attention she's getting for it, too, WEEE!!!

Of course, once the novelty has rubbed off, she may settle right back into napping. I know how you feel, though. I remember when my daughter stopped napping. That was my time for either catching up on the sleep I lost during the night, or to catch up on things I couldn't do with an active toddler on the loose.