I don’t want to do it…but I have no choice.
It is time to say goodbye to you.
Yes you do make some random appearances but I will miss your regular visits.
You have been my faithful friend on a daily basis, giving me breaks from the destructive whirlwind that is my toddler!
You made an appearance and I could get on with the housework in peace, or simply put my feet up.
I have noticed you slipping away slowly the last few months but I tried to pretend it wasn’t happening.
I did my best to make you stay.
But it was a losing battle.
I have to realise it is time to let you go.
Since your leaving, my house literally looks like a bombsite until she has gone to bed. Toys everywhere, books ripped and now even the scribbling on the wall has started. That I must put a stop to.
I live for bedtime, as my toddler has limitless energy and instead of a nap just has to sit for a short while to effectively recharge her batteries. Then it is back to wreaking havoc and doing crazy things.
This child has no fear.
The pets run away from her as if she is a devil child.
If she is out in the garden the cat comes inside and hides in my room, and the rabbit runs back into his hutch!
We all need a break!
Why did you leave so soon!?
Ouch, I hated the transition from naptime to no nap! The key for me was to still have quiet time – good luck!
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Oh poor you! I have a destructive, energetic toddler like you and luckily we still have one nap. I hope we never lose it! 🙂 x
My youngest is dropping his nap as we speak, I’ve never been sadder to say goodbye to a childhood stage 😉
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I feel your pain. My youngest dropped her nap quite young, around 12 months, and even now I would give my right arm her to have a little snooze so I can have a seconds peace!
Wait what? Does that mean at some point Im going to have to wave goodbye to nap time too?
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Love how this written! I hope your daughter settles into the routine of not having a nap soon x
lol – yes, only one of mine slept properly – night or day and nap time with the twins never coincided!
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oh it’s so hard when they drop that last nap isn’t it?!
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Looks like you are going to introduce quiet hour to your little one to replace nap time, may be set aside an hour for a quiet activity like reading a book or simple craft to recharge battries.
My daughter never napped thanks to her older brother making too much noise. They have an early bedtime 🙂
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My first thought would be how long until Playgroup?
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I am dreading the no nap time with Sebby – thankfully I have another year to go (i hope)
Ohhhh tricky times! I did miss that afternoon window where I could sit and have a cup of tea…but it did make bedtime easier when we dropped it!
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What worked for me was making sure that the kids had quiet time at that time of day instead – usually watching TV. It means you still get some downtime. Best of luck!
Ours left at about two years old! Too soon, in my opinion. A nap these days means bedtime is ruined.
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My eldest gave up napping early on but my youngest (just turned 4) naps every third day unless she is in the car for more than half an hour – which sends her off to sleep!
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My little boy is now 5 but oh how I still remember the day naptime left our house too! I remember sitting there and panicing to my husband about how I was suppose to possibly get ANYTHING done now lol!! We call my little boy the destroyer he also has no fear and breaks most toys he touches within 24 hours of owning them lol!! x
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To be true, I love nap time! Two hours to make the house looks like something a bit nicer and to be able to sit down, drink a tea, read a book, and be ready for the next 4 hours, enjoy the time we have together. I don’t know how I’ll manage without it…
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I should be stopping my little one nap as he’s started to stay awake in the evening, not tired. But I love his nap times so much – it’s a break for both of us! So for now, it’s staying!!
Aaaah feeling your pain! We’ve just dropped the nap (on purpose as E wouldn’t go to sleep at night until about 9-10). I miss the time so much…x
I just love her…so beautiful mashaAllah.
I know what you mean about the naptime…hell.
oh goodness this sounds like my house but i still have 1 last baby taking naps and that is a blessing atm