Oy. Well, we just finished the worst going down for a nap time in at least a week.
Things had been going so lovely. Picture perfect, kiss goodnight, leave the room, baby girl would read to herself for a minute (you know "read" to herself) and then turn over and be out. Easy peasy. No getting out of bed, no crying, awesome.
But today? Well today nap time started at 11:50. And she just went to sleep at 1:37.
Granted, she is teething (canines, booooo.) and feeling not great (snot, coughing, sneezing...all over me), so this probably, maybe, has something to do with it.
But this is what parenting is like. Things are going well, and then all of a sudden, something like this throws you. And it's always when you have a super long to do list, and twelve million ambitious things planned for said nap time. Or when you finally feel like you just got "back on track" On some semblance of a schedule.
Without fail, it is always these times that you will need to muster up your patience, every trick and skill in the book, and every fiber of willpower you have to succeed against a two foot tall little human being who could care less about all that shizz you have going on, because their entire being and self is dedicated to no thinking about nothing else except how much they do not want to nap. Or bathe, or eat. Or whatever.
And when they are sick? Oh please, then it is just pathetic and heart wrenching and maddening all at the same time.
These are the days when I warily wonder upon succeeding..."what would this have been like with a newborn here?" And then I think (very Scarlett O'Hara (Hamilton Kennedy Butler) like) "I'll just think about that tomorrow." And try to move on with my day.
Though all I really want to do is take a nap.
So yeah, all in all, big girl bed is going well.
You know, except when it isn't.
Evelyn Rae is 17 months old, I am 32 weeks along with Bump
...and does every subsequent baby after the first feel like it could literally just drop out of your uterus at any given moment? Moms of more than one kid, I need.to.know.