Family & Motherhood

the loss of the mid-day nap

We are getting to that point where my son doesn’t want to take a nap anymore. I know, it’s happening. I’ve been milking the mid-day sleep break for as long as I can. I think I’ll have to come to terms with the fact that it’s slowly going away.

I knew it was time with my daughter when it took longer for me to get her to nap than the actual nap. She would just play around until we both would decide a nap isn’t happening. My son still takes 2.5-hour naps and it’s gloriously quiet in the house during that time.

I’m considered one of the lucky parents whose kids slept through the night at an early age. Aside from the usual early morning feedings and internal clock challenge, they were really good sleepers. We tried the dream feed strategy a bit with my daughter. While it worked sometimes, we ended up not really needing to do it.

*By the way, if you are reading this and have a newborn or know someone who does, the dream feed strategy is pretty popular. A lot of parents have tried it with good success. For more info on that, head over to the Zulily blog to see my tips on how to do it. *

So while I’m mourning the loss of the mid-day nap, you know I’ll hold on to it until the day when we both feel that it’s time to put it to bed (get it?). I’m also looking forward to the all-day adventures we can have. Now that things are looking a bit brighter in terms of the pandemic, I’m seeing more things open up near me. Summer is almost here, and the kids are at an age where it’s really fun to take them places.

Oh, and just heard Disneyland is opening end of April for CA residents. Woohoo!