As I type this, Pineapple is in her bed, squealing and screaming and shaking her bed rails. An hour ago, she passed out in the car, just moments away from home, after an “eventful” (read: alternately throwing herself on the floor of Costco or trying to climb on the various display racks) trip to the store. Now, here she is: fed and in bed…PRIMED for a nap. But will she?
Why you ask? Because she’s TOO tired. I think.
I’ve been too tired. You want to sleep, you’re exhausted but for some reason, you just lie there staring at the ceiling. It’s FRUSTRATING.
Bear in mind, I fully recognize that this reluctance to nap is totally my fault. In my misguided attempt to give her a better nap, I woke her up and forced her to eat some lunch before putting her to bed.
The many (many, many, many) pitfalls of parenting.
How do you handle this? When your kiddo was asleep…but needs to eat…or should be sleeping but just won’t? Any tried and true methods from other parents out there? Because the only thing I’m hearing around this house is “ALL DONE” being squealed from the nursery.