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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All I want for Christmas...

All I would like today is for Aspen to take one little nap. Just one. And little. An hour. Perhaps an hour and 15 minutes.

I have tried putting her down all day. We've allowed for some extra snacks and drinks, we've had some extra playtime and run a long errand. Nothing is working. NOTHING!!

I don't understand how it is possible that she is still awake. She acts like she's about to self-destruct any minute. So far, I have walked back into her room and caught her doing headstands, hiding under her blankets, and just sitting in the middle of her crib crying. She is not giving up.

Meanwhile, I've been up since 5:30 and I also feel like I'm about to self-destruct any minute. Additionally, Kev is not planning to come home until after Aspen's bedtime, so I need to man up and somehow survive this day.


  1. Im sorry I hope she will take a nap for you. I dont know why they are so stubborn about going to bed. If you are tired you would sure think they were.

  2. Although my comment doesn't have anything to do with this particular post, I just want to let you know that I appreciate your honesty about things. I love that you're not afraid to admit that sometimes life just sucks, plain and simple. I find that when I am having a particularly hard day, I gravitate to your blog to remind myself that other people have a hard time too...even if your post for the day is very positive, which it frequently is. It's just nice to look through and see, "yes, she had a hard day last Tuesday, but today things were okay. Maybe that will be me next week." Anyway, thank you for being honest. I have been really struggling lately, and it's just nice to know that other people have sucky days/weeks/months too. It's refreshing to see reality instead of falsely-perfected lives represented in a blog.

  3. Thanks Jenny and Anon. Miss Cranky Pants eventually took a one-hour nap at FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON. Who does that?!

    But yes, it was greatly appreciated and the day is now almost over and I feel better.


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