Thursday, April 23, 2009

Oh, no you don't!

Kevin is hit or miss with naps for the past couple of months. If he's up early, sometimes I can get him to take one. If he's up late (say, after 8AM, which is rare these days), it's usually a no go. If I can't get him to nap by 1 or 1:30, I won't let him nap at all because he takes 3-4 hour naps. It would be so much easier if he just napped for an hour, or so. I don't want him up until 10PM...no way, no how.

So, today was one of those "I'm really tired, but I'm not going to nap Mama" kind of days. When he does this, I make an early dinner and Roni gives him his bath around 5PM. He's in bed by 6ish and sleeps through the night. I decided dinner would be KISS (keep it simple, stupid) and threw meatballs in a crock pot with some sauce (not a stitch of this was homemade, BTW) and we had meatball subs. Kevin finished his and went off into the living room to watch Cars. When I finished, I went looking for him and this is what I saw when I entered the LR....

I resigned myself to the only easy way to handle this crisis is to pick him up and bribe him with taking him outside. It worked and he had a blast at the local park. BTW, this was our first time to this park and I was truly impressed. It was waaaay nicer than the crappy, run down park I was taking him to.
He started off on the tame side of the park...

Then he moved over to the bigger kids side...
The first two pics show his favorite slide. He actually catches air time going over the hump in it.

They also had a rock climbing wall, a zip line, and some other climbing things, but he didn't go on those....yet.






3 comments:

Baby John's Crib said...

That looks cool. I'm so impressed that he would just fall asleep on his own like that. John fights going to sleep every fricking day.

Pug and I said...

Ha ha, he always looks so cute when he's knocked out. :)
And yeah, that park looks fantastic. All new and shiny and plastic.
Good luck with the naps!

Rhonda said...

He's so cute. I laughed and laughed when I saw the picture of his feet!! That park looks like a load of fun. We keep going back and forth with that nap thing too. Only never had them sleep at 6:00 pm through the night!