Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Why Miss Crabby McCrabbypants Needed A Nap Today

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All I can say right now is "Thank GOODNESS Little Miss is long since in bed and asleep." I'm actually about ready to head there myself after today. It's definitely not been the most fun day.

So while Little Miss thinks she doesn't need to nap, I beg to differ. I'll have to read her my...

Top Ten Reasons Why Little Miss Needs To Nap:

10) My husband put her to bed over an hour past her bedtime last night. I know this because I was at a meeting and came home an hour after she should have been in bed and heard her playing in the bathtub. On the plus side, she eventually had nice, clean hair.

9) Little Miss refused to get dressed this morning. She walked around with her pjs half on and half off and refused every potential outfit in her closet. Whee.

8) She then refused to drink her milk with her calcium vitamin in it at breakfast (and for my non-dairy little girl, that is not an option). She didn't have a good reason other than just not feeling like it. And with me driving carpool today, we couldn't dawdle.

7) As we were trying to get out the door to pick up the carpool on time, Little Miss threw a hissy fit when I told her it was going to be too warm to wear her winter coat on top of her fleece sweatshirt. And by hissy fit, I mean full-on, laying on the floor, burying her head in her hands, screaming fit. I removed her coat while she was still lying there and carried her to the car.

6) Before naptime, Little Miss insisted she didn't have to go potty. We always have to go potty before naptime or there are problems with falling asleep. I picked her up and placed her on the potty (which isn't uncommon; she likes to play a game where she hides in her bed and I go find her). She threw herself indignantly on the floor, just missing the edge of the bathtub. After sitting dry as a desert on the potty for five minutes, I let her go to bed. She was up six times to go potty during naptime.

5) By the end of naptime, she looked like she was wearing eyeliner. Little Miss has always been easy to read when she gets tired. She gets circles under her eyes as soon as she starts to get the slightest bit tired. The more tired she is, the deeper and darker those circles go. They were epic.

4) After Mister Man got home from school, we needed to head to the grocery store. I gave him the option of biking (we're a mile or so away) or driving since he's still a little freaky about riding his bike. He chose to drive, and Little Miss started screaming and hid behind the armchair in the family room, kicking at the curtains with her foot.

3) When I asked Little Miss to put on her shoes, she refused. Repeatedly. When I explained that meant no bike riding for her after we got back from the store, she ignored me. I picked her up and carried her to the car. You would have thought I was ripping out her fingernails with rusty tweezers the way she was carrying on. The girl has a future on the stage.

2) When we got to the store - sans shoes for her - I carried her inside and placed her in the cart, she refused to sit properly in the cart. She made faces at me and turned sideways. There was some more screaming (not going to the grocery store was unfortunately not an option). After being asked if she wanted a timeout in the grocery store, she decided that it was ok to sit as instructed.

And the number one reason Little Miss needed to nap today?

She couldn't finish her dinner, she was so tired. She went up to bed before her normal bedtime and was sound asleep before Mister Man made it upstairs to start getting ready for bed - and they have the same bedtime.

And me? I think I need a nap about now. Or maybe just an early bedtime myself!


Hyacynth March 30, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

These days -- the ones where you have to literally harness every bit of rage otherwise you might seriously sell the child to the gypsies -- are so draining and dismal.
It's like you just want to go inside their little heads and understand how to connect. I hate these disconnect mommy/kid days. They make you feel so crummy.
I hope tomorrow is better. I hope she feels refreshed and that you do, too. Because the only thing worse than these days, is a follow-up act the very next day.

Karen March 31, 2010 at 7:22 AM  

I blame springtime. And hope it's shortlived.

Pat March 31, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

I remember days like these...ugh. Hope you got a good night's sleep last night. Today's a brand new day. Maybe Little Miss is coming down with something?

Tara R. March 31, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

I think I need a nap just after reading all that.

WeaselMomma March 31, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

What a tired Little Sweetheart. I remember those days and how they frustrated me, broke my heart and made me laugh all at the same time.

BTW, I don't know if I am impressed or scared that Mister Man is driving.

Alexis AKA MOM March 31, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

Oh man it must be in the air we've been there! I say mommy goes to be early too :)

septembermom March 31, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

My Miss Jillian is loving the word "NO" all the time now! She was pretty loud in the supermarket today when I asked her about a cereal. She is staying up too late. I can't figure out why she's fighting sleep so much. I'm getting less done because I'm trying to get her to sleep most of the evening. I want a nap too!

Unknown April 1, 2010 at 12:45 AM  

Hey, at least she tired out rather than getting more and more wound up as the day lengthened. Nothing is more fun than a totally raging little one as the night grows late.

Makes me glad the Son is close to 20 now. {*grin*}

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet April 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM  

Aww! I love nap times both for my children and myself. :D I still take naps on a couple days a week.

Claudya Martinez April 1, 2010 at 2:39 PM  

This post could have been written about me. I need my naps too.

Mrs4444 April 1, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

I don't know who to feel more sorry for. It's times like those that make spanking sound appealing. Glad you held it together :)

Unknown April 1, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

I have an AWARD for you come by and visit.

Michelle April 1, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

Hyacynth - Thanks. Yesterday was a bit better. Today was much better - and only partly because my mom took her for the majority of it ;)

Karen - You want springtime to be shortlived? Woman, what's wrong with you?!

Pat - Nope, they woke me up at 6:15. Mister Man came into our bedroom to tell my husband that his coffee was ready.

Tara - Me, too. Unfortunately, I don't get one :)

WeaselMomma - She is.. but she refuses to admit it sometimes. Ummm be impressed?

Alexis - Mommy's working on it, but Mommy's failing miserably!

Kelly - I shouldn't laugh, but ... I can't help it.

Dan - Oh no, she rages when she gets overtired. That's part of the fun!

Sherry - Showoff :) I can't sleep during the day unfortunately.

Unknown Mami - Do you need me to come tuck you in?

Mrs4444 - Feel sorry for me. I can at least benefit from it. And on, I didn't spank.

Geri - Awwwww, thanks!

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