It’s been a long week.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but ever since Lucas has become potty trained, he’s been a little…. difficult. I know it’s just a stage and it’s not his fault. Really in retrospect, I guess he’s not doing anything wrong. He’s just being a kid and learning life and going through all these new changes. It’s probably my fault if anything. I need to be more patient and understanding, and have more grace.
Working on it, working on it.
Thankfully the weather has been nice and we’ve been able to get outside. He loves being outside and is always happy and well behaved when we’re outdoors. Feels good to my bones too. Thank God for Earth.
I’ve discovered that bringing a sack lunch with you to the park – or whatever your morning outing is- is the best thing ever. Your kitchen stays clean because the kids eat outside, there are no dishes or tables to clean because you’re using paper sacks and paper towels. You can stay out longer, since they can eat during their play or in between, so you come home and go straight to nap. Try it. Awesome.
Joshua is SO funny. He wants to be big like his brother so bad. It’s the cutest and funniest thing.
He climbs up everything and if he can’t do it, he get’s so frustrated.
He just climbs up, and then goes down the slide! It’s so funny. I’m really surprised he’s not
walking running yet. I know it’s only a matter of time.
Lucas hasn’t napped in four days.
Honestly, I don’t know why anyone would take their toddler out of the crib willingly and transition to a “big boy bed” before they have to. Lucas has officially mastered, graduated, got his diploma in climbing out of the crib and won’t stay in there for 5 seconds. Nah, make that 4. He can climb out in 3.4 seconds and I am not making this up.
Now the problem is getting him to stay in his room during nap time.
Lord Have Mercy.
I know it may be common for a 2.5 year old to give up naps. Let me tell you, no 2.5 year old in my household is giving up their nap. I will fight it for weeks if I have to. I have now started calling it “quiet time” instead of nap. If you don’t want to nap, fine, but you must stay in your bedroom and figure it out. You are not allowed to come out of your room until I come in and get you, and that will be approximately 1.5 hours later — more or less depending on how crazy you are driving me that day.
But the thing is, he needs his nap. Believe me. He is tired. Don’t ask me questions.
I have tried holding the door on the other side (is it possible to lock the door from the outside? Whoever can do that for me will be my lover) I have tried putting the gate up or doing the silent treatment when he walks out of his room. Picking him up, putting him back on his bed, and walking away. So far nothing is working that great, but I will keep trying.