Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Letter to Naptime

Dear Naps (or Naptime, or Mr. Nap, whatever you want to be called):

You are precious to me. The fact that you no longer visit my three year old every day from 1:00pm to 3:00pm is very upsetting. Did I do something to piss you off? Was it the fact that I actually got both of my kids to nap at the same time for a couple of days? Are you reducing your hours for Christmas?

The fact is, Ashley still needs you. She is okay for most of the afternoon, and then 4:00pm hits, and she is a NIGHTMARE. She won’t listen, she whines, and she is just in general in a pissy mood. A nap would have actually cured all this.

But this past week, you have decided she didn’t need you anymore. She is old enough. Well, dammit, no she isn’t! Most of the other three year olds in her class as school still nap, so why can’t she?

And I know what you are going to say. She was a doll for the Princess Party we went to from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Sunday. Really, a doll. She listened, she participated, and she played well with the other 11 children there, of which she only knew one. But you know what? She completely crashed in the car on the way home. See? She still needs you.

I beg of you, come back. What do you want? A bottle of gin? A timeshare in the Bahamas? A trip to Disney World? Just ask, I will see what I can do.

Sincerely,
In Need of a Nap Myself
Amy


12 comments:

Michele_3 said...

We need to find Mr. naptime over here too!
Let me know when you find him, Send him my way right away PLEASE!
:)

Erin said...

I'm so with you on this!!

Mr. Naptime has let me down too :( over and over and over again I have hope only to be greatly disappointed. *sigh* it is never coming back is it???

P.S. I promise I'll do the meme tomorrow - I've been crazed with work today!

Kellie said...

Is this another thing I have to look forward to? Nap time ditching us? Good God, I hope not. Nap time is PRECIOUS time to me and if I lose the 2 or 2 1/2 hour nap in the afternoons, I will be one ticked off Mommy. Hope Mr. Nappie returns soon.

CPA Mom said...

Oh My God, I could have written the same letter over here. Tigger is four and gave up naps for advent I think. Or was it Halloween? He refuses to nap but they say he does normally nap at school. Here, we put him up at the same time as Eeyore, he waits until we close the door, poops in his diaper and pounds on the door to be changed, saying "No nap, Mommy. Downstairs Mommy." UGH!! That's all I want for Christmas - Mr. Nap to come back!

SJ said...

Holy Crap this was funny. But oh so true!!!! I hope Mr. Nap finds his way back into Ashley's life soon! For your sake, right!?

Anonymous said...

Please, if you find him, send him my way. I NEED HIM! BADLY! DESPERATELY!

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

lizziep901 said...

I swear.....your daughter and my daughter need to meet. They would be best friends forever and plot against us on naps, food, potty-time, whatever. Wait.....maybe them meeting ISN'T such a great idea. Nevermind.

lizziep901 said...

I did my post like a good little girl....http://margaritamadness.typepad.com/margarita_madness/2006/12/my_6_weird_thin.html

Lost A Sock said...

Ohhhh so sad for you.

We went through this right about the same age, but I could not give up. I had KJ stay in his room for an hour or so even if he didn't sleep. It took a while, but he went back to it. A year later, at age four, we are going strong. I think he needs them now more than ever.

Anonymous said...

Great! I laughed so much reading your post. We are writing a letter to Santa and you are writing to king of kings Mr. Naptime. I hate that passing out in the car thing because it starts to mess with bedtime....

Anonymous said...

My daughter is 3 years 8 months. She gave up napping when she was 2- yes 2! She told me she was missing all the fun and couldn't nap any more. I may have killed Mr. Nap with my dirty looks, I'm so sorry.

Stacey said...

Sing it, sister! My barely-four year old gave up naps around the time I finally got his two year old sister to nap at the same time as him. WTF????