ten days ago, we moved the girls in together in preparation for the new baby's arrival. if they knew what disneyland was, they'd likely tell you that sharing a room was better than a trip to the happiest place on earth. and i love that they love it. what i don't love? the complete and utter disruption of nap time.
C still takes a nap on a regular basis and L has always been a good napper. but then we put them together and they've taken a nap twice. TWICE. this mama was becoming more irritable each day because of this situation. after no naps from anyone again yesterday, i decided to devise a new plan of attack and today put it into action.
at nap time, L went into her crib per usual but instead of C getting into her bed, i put her on the loveseat of in the living room with explicit rules for "quiet time." she could have one friend, a blanket and three books and there was to be no talking. i didn't care if she went to sleep, but she needed to rest.
the results? L was asleep in less than ten minutes just as she had done prior to the room switch. C quietly looked at her books while i was working and then she too was asleep. victory is mine!
it's amazing how naps by both girls and a bit of quiet for mama can change everyone's attitudes. here's hoping that tomorrow is as successful.