Utter Chaos of No Naps

So here is my dilemma!!! I have a 3 year old that will not nap regardless of what I try to do to bribe him. The last 4 days we have laid down in our rooms at 1:00 after a morning of good exercise thinking that he will nap. No such luck on Day 1. Day 2, I bribe him with a fun craft project when he wakes up. After about an hour, he tells me he doesn't want to do a craft project. Day 3 I try food, again no luck. Today, after a trip to Playwise Kids, I think this will be easy since he is about to fall asleep in the car. So I tried the promise of a trip to the toy store for some new blocks. So, my 4 year old, the one who does not need the nap, falls asleep and AGAIN NO SUCH LUCK FOR T. He told me he did not want any blocks.

Now, it is bedtime and T is literally falling apart. 30 minutes of screaming and almost hyperventilating because he does not want to go potty and he wants a BIG drink of water (for the 3rd time). Josh is gone picking K up from football. Thank goodness for Mikaelyn, because she was able to get my niece (who is spending the night) in bed while T was still screaming. Josh finally comes home and immediately becomes the good guy and gets T calmed down and in bed. This was definitely a CALGON Take me away moment. So if anyone has any helpful ideas on how to get a stubborn and strong willed toddler to sleep when he desperately needs it, please let me know.


  1. I have no easy nap-fixes for you. I just wanted to say YAY for starting your blog and posting regularly. I'll be reading so DON'T GIVE UP!!!

    We had fun today! I'll send you some pictures to post.


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