Thursday, September 12, 2013

Naps are wasted on the young...

My baby boy, Ian, is nearly 3. How this happens, I don't understand.

But it's hard to be a nearly three year old, you know?

He's in that awkward stage where he still needs a nap, but when he naps he stays up until the middle of the night. So sometimes, we try to do without a nap, but the whining, crying and the slobbery pile of toddler tantrum that inevitably results around 4pm when he doesn't nap makes all of us want to scratch our eyes out with plastic forks.

But sometimes, you just need a nap.
Sometimes you curl up on the couch with sister's blanket.

Sometimes (most of the time,) you fall asleep in the carseat.
Sometimes, church is too hard, so you fall asleep in the foyer.
And sometimes, it's even harder, so you fall dead asleep on your sisters' laps.
And sometimes, church is the hardest, and you fall asleep with your dad and a dish towel (who knows?) in the rocking chair.
  Sometimes, on a random Wednesday afternoon, you decide for reasons unknown, to fall asleep on the step of the garage, which makes your mom panic when she can't find you. Then, just as she's about to call the cops and your dad to report a missing kid, she nearly trips over you heading out to the garage.
 Sometimes, your macaroni and cheese doesn't cook fast enough, and you fall asleep mid-tantrum on the kitchen floor.
 Sometimes your naps make your parents so jealous they could spit.
 Sometimes, not even a stroller ride and a sucker will prevent an emergency nap.
And sometimes, you just need your brother to insure a good nap.


  1. Those are such sweet pictures. I have the opposite problem at my house--my toddler will not nap alot of the time, and I really really need him to. Maybe I should just give it up? The older kids napped until age 4 at least, so I thought all kids needed that kind of sleep.

  2. Stacy....
    Ian is like me!! I can sleep just about anywhere!! I always could!! ;)
    Of course, right now, I have quit chocolate. It had become an addiction, and as resulted, I have gained weight. A withdrawal is, apparently, fatigue!! Oh yeah. And I have cut back drastically on sugar, as well. More shall be revealed in my upcoming Blog post!! A withdrawal from sugar? Uh. Aside from every "Sweet Tooth Craving" I encounter? Is.... Fatigue!! So yeah. A nap sounds pretty good right about now!! Or chocolate. But I have done good by that for five days.... ;-D

  3. This is SOOOOO Claira right now! She won't nap but sometimes she'll fall asleep in random places.

    Super cute!

  4. Been thinking of you much lately! Luv these familiar :). Im always amazed at all you do so very well! Always here to listen & be leaned on... sending you luv & hugs & healing thoughts. xo


  5. Stacy....
    I feel as though I'm a stalker!! I just read your comment on Serene's Blog about being 578 weeks pregnant and the hubby losing his job!! Congrats!! And hugs!! ;)
    Love you later, Raelyn

  6. Stacy....
    It has been over nine months since you last posted on this Blog!! I am missing Max, my Kindred Spirit "Cranio" buddy!! And his siblings, as well!! How is Life? I am most likely going to lose my straight brunette hair and transform into Frankenstein!! Because I have an ailment called foliculitius decalvans. But I have reached the beautiful place of "I don't give a damn"!! ;)
    Love you later, Raelyn


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