Saturday, March 5, 2011

Horizontal time

Today in an attempt to cure the nap time battle with both the 3yr old and the 2yr old(who thinks she's BIG) I said "There's a new rule for quiet time. You have to be on your bed reading a book. You don't have to go to sleep, but you have to be quiet and laying down. We will call it 'Horizontal time'. Love you." This was another way to teach them a new word too. and understand what it means. Now I say "are you Horizontal?" So far so good, it's only been 30 minutes, but I am about to lay the baby down and have some good quality ME time!

Well... never-mind! I went in to feed the baby and put him down, and discovered that the 2yr old was up in the kitchen. I tried the "are you horizontal?" thing and she doesn't care. Her room now doesn't have a door on it, because it was not intended to be a room when the house was built. We just made it that way for lack of space. So, I can't shut the door. This makes it difficult to convince her to stay in her room. On top of that she has developed quit an attitude- um yeah TERRIBLE twos on this one! She is a princess in every way, and thinks that she should get what she wants always. She tells me "no" a lot lately, and my patience has been running thin. I love my sweet girl, but I am really struggling with this nap time thing!

On the plus side- it works for the 3 yr old. He just read himself to sleep!

1 comment:

  1. I must say I wondered what this was gonna be about when I read "horizontal time" :) :) :) But good job on teaching new words and trying something!?!?! I just had a thought while I was reading this though...what if you put the gate up...or got a curtain or that she had a "door"?!?!?! I don't know if it would work, but you could try!?!?! Naps are getting tough here too..and I'm nervous for how summer will be...but at the same time I think it'll be ok cuz they'll be so worn out!! Good luck...and hang in there!! Sounds like it might be time for GIRLS NIGHT!!!