All morning today Moana was just Little Miss Cranky Pants. Whiny whiny whiny about everything. Man, that drives me NUTS. She ate a decent breakfast so I knew she wasn't hungry. We spent some time outside and that helped, but then it started raining again so we had to come inside. It was only 10:00 and all I could think was that this was going to be a loooong morning. She usually doesn't go down for her nap until at least 11:30. Sometimes 12:30 depending on the day. I wasn't sure how I was going to keep her occupied (and myself from going crazy) for the next few hours? These are the days when a stay at home mom kinda wishes that she had to go to work.
So we were upstairs and reading books when she grabbed her doggie pillow (remember the video of her unwrapping it at Christmas? It's still her very favorite thing ever) and her blanket and started trying to climb into her crib. Um, what?? What toddler have you ever seen trying to climb into her crib? An hour before the earliest possible nap time?
But who am I to try to stop my little girl from sleeping when she wants to? So I put her in her crib, gave her the sleepy sign, and then walked out. I heard her in there chatting with her doggie for a few minutes and then... silence.
I got busy reading my book with my feet up. These are the times when stay at home moms are like, "Man, I'm so glad I don't have to go to work..."
FOUR HOURS LATER, my book was finished, your blogs were all read, emails responded to, there was homemade (from scratch!) chicken soup on the stove, and still silence from upstairs. Really?
I finally went in and woke her up, thinking that surely 4 hours of napping in the middle of the day was enough. Besides, I was getting bored and wanted a cute little blonde friend to play with.
Well she was just the happiest little thing all afternoon! She ate a great lunch, we ran some errands, watched Sesame Street video clips online (boy do those make her giggle!)... It was fun!
I guessed that she wasn't going to go to bed at her normal 7:00 tonight after that long nap... but I am not kidding... 6:45 came and Little Miss Whiny Pants emerged in full force. That only means one thing, so even though my intuition said that she wasn't going to go to sleep easily tonight, she totally did. Lights out at 7:15 with no complaints at all. Just the normal little chatter with her doggie pillow as I walked out of her room. Wow. It's so nice to have a kid who enjoys sleeping as much as I do.