It’s no secret that my little munchkin has been a little bit emotional of late and just a teensy bit tantrum happy. And while I don’t see that changing any time soon and I feel much better for knowing that it’s a developmental stage and not something that I’m doing wrong, every now and then it’s nice to have a wee little break.
In this case I don’t mean an actual, physical break. But every now and then the routine goes just right and it just makes everything easy.
Once upon a time, Riley would always fall asleep after swimming (at around midday) and have a nice long 3-4 hour nap in the afternoon. But as she’s gotten older, she hasn’t been as sleepy and it’s not unusual for her to skip naps most days. She still needs a nap but once it’s after 2 it’s just too late to put her down without her being up half the night.
But yesterday after I had taken a very enthusiastic creature to swimming (with only about three tantrums along the way) she crashed in the car and slept for two hours once we got home. Which made for a very easy afternoon, particularly since she wasn’t grumpy for a change.
Unfortunately it didn’t stop the bedtime drama because of her gripping fear about the dark – but that’s another story.
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