No Naps // Early Bedtime

Hubby is fishing today, hoping to catch lots of salmon!!

Kiddos and I had a great morning playing outside, per our usual routine, then home for lunch and rest/nap time. So, they both share a room. If I put them in their room at the same time during the day they will play and keep each other up, so I’ve been putting Lucas in first. I tell him he has to rest time, and hopefully he will fall asleep and then I can put Joshua in. I give Lucas 30 minutes or so of rest time, and if he isn’t asleep by then, I take him out and let him have quiet time somewhere else so Joshua can sleep in his crib.

I think it sounds a lot more difficult than it really is. Well, maybe. It is sort of an annoying process. They both just need to take 3 hour naps daily, at the same time. Seriously..

Lucas did really good today. He was quiet for 30 minutes, so I thought he was sleeping. I sneaked in to put Joshua to bed, and realized Lucas was still awake. (I think he would have fallen asleep though if I would have gave him another 20 minutes or so.) Anyways, so I told Lucas he had to have 15 more minutes of quiet time in his room. He and Joshua played/talked together, then I took Lucas out.

I have no idea why I am explaining all this, but whatev.

Lucas does puzzles in my room while I “work” on my computer. Joshua starts crying. Which he never does. He goes to bed very well, generally.

SO. I had this brilliant idea that I would let them both NOT take a nap, and instead, I would put them to bed SUPER EARLY. Well, this is a good idea….. except that by 5pm I was ready to put in a 2 hour movie for them. I should have let them watch a movie earlier, but I didn’t. Oh well.

I got them both in their room at 7pm, and who knows when they will fall asleep. But now, even though it’s super early and I have the whole night to myself, I’m exhausted!!

My plan didn’t work out too well. I decided I really really really do like nap time. Even if that means bed time happens an hour or two later.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

3 thoughts on “No Naps // Early Bedtime

  1. When my daughter was on the verge of not needing a nap every day I made the baby's nap time her movie time and she was required to lay on the couch when she watched the movie. Which resulted in nap time every other day at least for her!

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