Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Times

I am really anal about nap time. Life pretty much revolves around it at my house. During it, older children must be quiet and sometimes I even get a nap myself. Some people may think that I am not doing my kids any favors, because they won't be able to sleep with any noise around them, but the train in our backyard pretty much takes care of that problem. However, there is one downfall--my babies usually will not sleep unless they are in their crib. I have plenty of fond memories trying to rock Ivory to sleep at church (most of the them unsuccessful).
So, I was greatly surprised when yesterday, Ivory decided to take a nap on my bed. She woke up early from her regular nap, much too early. I could tell by the crying that she was not ready to be awake and she was frustrated to be so. I took her into my room and put her on the bed with me (since I was in the middle of my nap). She cried in protest but before I knew it, she had zonked out again and slept for another hour and a half.



I rested with her but eventually got up to work on dinner. My favorite part was when June came upstairs and saw Ivory's door open (this means to the kids that Ivory is now awake and you can play with her). "Uh-oh, Ivory's awake!" June said. "Let's find her." I saw Robyn looking under pillows and small toys (as if Ivory could hide under them). They gave up eventually and went downstairs and I followed later to tell them that Ivory wasn't really awake yet. June asked later if Ivory was sleeping past quiet time. And I replied, "Quiet time is UNTIL Ivory wakes up." Yep, still anal.

Came downstairs today while Robyn was using some new markers to find that she had found a new use for them...lipstick. Who would have thunk? I think she has very good taste, choosing a very natural color, brown. Not a bad idea, I thought. Unfortunately, since they are washable markers, it came off much too easily (no 24 hour lip color here). Now, maybe if I give her the permanent markers...

8 comments:

Melanie said...

I always wondered if I was the only person that could never get my kids to sleep during church. Not one of my 5 kids ever did that, and I think it's because I'm like you....I put them down for their naps in their beds and don't let them just fall asleep wherever. I think sometimes that's a blessing and a curse....

And Robyn looks very good in that color!

Vieve! said...

I wish I could have nap times. Just turn off the phone, turn off the computer and curl up under my desk.

Stacy said...

I find that even though I have tried to be anal about nap times, my children are not and know that if they cry...and cry...and cry....I will eventually give up and come get them. Sigh....
And the whole nap at church thing only works for my kids when they are newborn unfortunately.

Kim said...

Robyn has the most GORGEOUS eyes!!!

Michelle said...

Wouldn't it be great--if we could back to when we were in kindegarten with a blanket and a treat and then off to rest time. Usually, I can not take naps--they don't work well with an insomnia schedule, but...last Sunday, I did take a nap after church-6:00 pm. Um!! Let me add, that is not a great time to nap...I found myself looking at the clock at 2 am--wondering why I took a nap.

Ker said...

I think its Great if you can get them to be quiet. I wish we had quiet around here a little more often! Sheesh! And Rob looks so cute in her shade of brown, not to mention the little shades on her teeth. SO sweet.

HulseFam said...

I have the same issue! Jane would not sleep anywhere besides the crib for that same reason, but i wouldn't trade my quiet time for anything. :)

Emilie said...

I finally have a good sleeper..Allie. But honestly, what DO you do when they get so out of control tired at church? Any suggestions?