Thursday, September 15, 2011

Naptime battles. Again.

I know this child is tired, but he will not go to sleep.  I have spent the past hour waiting for him to get tired and go down for a nap.  The only way he will remotely be sleepy is in my lap sucking on an empty boob.  I did not have the patience to deal with that today.  At least not until I had something to eat.

I finally decided just to put him in the crib and let him cry, as that seems to be the only way today.  He fell asleep in the car on the way home from playgroup, and he got just enough sleep to make him feel more awake.  I hate it when that happens.  So I have escaped downstairs where the crying is not nearly as loud.  Apparently it is the end of the world that he is in the crib by himself, awake. 

I suspect I am going to have to go in there and get him out and let him sit in my lap until he actually falls asleep.  Because he is still crying hard enough to bring the house down. Sigh.  But I am going to finish my lunch first.


Hope in Virginia said...

Ah, I feel your frustration! Sigh. Eat your lunch and put some ear plugs in!

Searching for Serenity said...

I know that frustration all too well. I can be torture for both you and him.

Good for you for enjoying your lunch and taking a break before fighting the good fight.

If he doesn't end up getting back to sleep, I suggest making an earlier bed time to make up for time lost. I've been trying to do that lately because Nugget is sleeping terribly at his new daycare.

Good luck!

~Jess said...

That is such a hard thing to deal with. I definitely second the finish what you're doing thing.