I need some help. Is three and a half years time to give up a nap? Please sweet Jesus tell me no.
Bram takes a nap at home beautifully, but he isn't napping at school. No problem. Well, not a problem for me since I am enjoying peace and quiet at home.
Bram has never had a problem with going to bed. Read him his not one, not two, but three books, say prayers (making sure everyone that he has ever had contact with is listed), show him his class picture and let him name off every single one of his buddies, and then you have a boy ready for some shut eye. 8 pm. No problemo.
Until recently. Crap.
Last night we went through his nighttime routine, lights out at 8. Hubby and I sat on the couch with a fire in the fireplace watching the ever romantic A&E "Intervention" thinking our night was winding down.
Two hours later, no kidding TWO HOURS, Bram comes waltzing out of his room wearing swim trunks, a super heros t-shirt (size 2t), Elmo light up shoes (size 8, he is a 10), and Batman sunglasses.
It was really a great look, especially when it is 26 degrees outside. Really it was. The dude was in his room very quietly playing Mr. Fashion Plate. FOR TWO HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I marched him back to his room and got him dressed in appropriate sleeping gear, and then I looked around his room. Everything in his closet that was bagged up to go to Goodwill had obviously been tried on and then tossed aside. He had even tried to set up a little tent that was in his closet, but that wasn't a success. Bram just wasn't tired at 8. Or at 9. Or 10.
So does this mean naps are over? I would much rather he give up the nap and have him go to bed at a normal time. Though I will very much miss his naps. A great deal.
But when do kids give up naps?
Bye-bye nap, I am sorry to see you disappearing from our lives.