Monday, November 17, 2008

Where have all the naps gone?

I remember when Arielle used to take NaPs. It wasn't that long ago that she would take one nap a day very regularly. Usually she would sleep for 2 to 3 hours and I always dreaded the days that she just slept for 1. What happened to naps? I miss them so much. The weekends just aren't the same without them. Whenever I pick Arielle up from school I ask her, "Did you sleep at school today?" and she always says, "Yes." One day last week after her reply she added, "My teacher was rubbing my back." I coaxed more details out of her and was led to believe that the teacher was rubbing her back during naptime to get her to stop talking when she was supposed to be sleeping.

Which leads me to another topic. Talking. Another day last week when I picked her up one of her teachers asked me, "Does she talk in her sleep?" I had to think about this because it seemed natural to me that the answer should be yes, but the more I thought about it I decided that is about THE ONLY TIME that she Arielle does not talk. Arielle really does love to talk. In fact, Zak and I can barely get a word in edgewise when we come home from work because inevitably we WILL be interrupted by Arielle. Like every parent does, we taught her to say the words "Excuse me" when she needs to talk while someone else is speaking so she does remember her manners some of the time. Lately, not only does Arielle have a lot to say when she is awake all day long but she has to repeat herself to everyone in the room until they have each acknowledged her statements. Do you see where this is going?

In conclusion, I really do miss naps.

~Momma to Bug~

1 comment:

joco07 said...

Naps are great, when I get my little man to take them! Generally, it's in the car on the weekends. It stinks b/c he always naps so well at daycare! Oh well! :)