Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Riley's Nap Struggles

I don't really consider myself a super-strict mom. (Ok, strict, but not super-strict.) I draw the line at things like eating candy for breakfast or using scissors and markers on things that are non-paper. But I don't have a problem with most absurdities that kids are bound to want to do. If Riley wants to wear his waaaaay too small Lake Tahoe shirt with his plaid shorts to the store, I shut my mouth. If he wants to get out every toy we own to put inside his pillow fort, and then leave it up for weeks on end, I won't bat an eye. But one thing I am Nazi about is nap time. Riley has been challenging me on this lately and it's making me crazy. One day last week he came into my bedroom while he was supposed to be asleep. When I told him to go back to bed, he whined and cried and whined and whined, obviously too tired to put two word together. Before I could say anything else he put his head on our treadmill and closed his eyes. He slept that way for about 30 minutes, snoring and all. A few days later he refused to take a nap again. I said he could have a candy corn if he stayed in bed and took a nap, and I guess he thought that was a good trade because he jumped in bed and fell asleep. Hey, I only said I don't let him eat candy for breakfast.

The aforementioned pillow fort.

3 comments:

Janie and Andrew said...

That is one crazy picture! I love how in the pillow fort one, Sissy is just hanging out while Riley is grinning ear to ear. Arg! I miss your kids!!!!!!!! LOL on the candy for breakfast too - I know my day is coming. Love you...

Mary Ann Carlile said...

Riley looks so grown up! I have to tell you that I was shocked to hear that Riley is not napping well lately- you always seem so on top of it when it comes to your kids and sleep! I have just decided that boys give parents a run for their money;)

Lindsey said...

Haha....well, I am a super strict Mom. Oh well, admitting it is the first step right? That picture of him napping on the treadmill is so cute!