Goodbye, Nap Time?

It’s a very, very sad time in our house. I think we are at the end of nap time.

It’s been a week since Lucy has napped. I know she’s tired in the afternoons because if we’re out and about she falls asleep in the car, but I cannot get her to sleep at home. Maybe this is just a phase and soon my dear friend nap time will return. But, I’m not holding out a ton of hope for that.

One of my friends said it best – the “I think we’re dropping naps” stage is worse than living without naps. We’re kind of in limbo right now still since it’s only been a week, and it’s tough not knowing every day whether or not she will nap. This stage definitely is worse. I like having a plan; not knowing just sucks, for lack of a better word.

So, we’re going to be starting “quiet time”. My hope is that she will end up falling asleep in her room. Hope, hope, hope. But, I know quiet time will be a struggle, at least at first. She is adamantly against it. But, Mama needs that time every day, time to myself. It’s so incredibly important.

I guess that if we *are* done with naps, I should be grateful that they lasted until Lucy was 3 1/2. I have friends whose children dropped theirs around age 2. I’m grateful for the extra time I got.

Have your kids dropped naps? What age were they? Do you do quiet time? How does it go over with your kids?

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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