Remember when your child was all new and life was simple? Yea I can barley remember too. But looking at this picture of my Ninja Baby helps a bit.
Now I have a 2 year old and in the baby-dom that’s like a 16 year old who’s still in diapers. They fight tooth and nail for control; you feel like you’re doing everything wrong; they hate you then they love you again; they drive you crazy; they don’t think they can die (and don’t say “Well teens know there’s consequenses to their actions” really? Then why is there underage drinking, teen drug use, etc., etc.). I swear I feel like my child is a teenager in a baby’s body thank God she can’t drive. Although if like was like a Jasper Fforde novel then people would get their drivers license based on maturity rather than age. . . Oh well *wink and high five to the nerds who know what I’m talking about*
But I love my little TNB (Thug Ninja Baby), aka The Sweetness; because, at the end of the afternoon when she’s napping and I’m trying to tidy up the destruction that is my home while giving myself a pep talk . . . I can hear my neighbor coming home from picking up her crying, screaming, whining 3 year old and I know I’m not alone (he’s actually a really sweet boy).
My hope for this blog is that I get to write post while my daughter is napping. This, thank God in heaven, is the first nap she’s had in a week and a half. She was going through this surge of energy for the past days and I’ve been exhausted. No matter what I did with her or where I took her, come nap time she’d still be wide awake. I tried the usually things; I took her on long walks, took her to play at the park, the library, running around the house, running errands, going shopping, play dates. . . Nothing. . . wide awake. . . *sigh
So now she’s asleep and although I’m very grateful there’s always that underlining fear; “I hope this is a long nap and not a short nap”, “Oh no is that her stirring? I’m not ready!”, “Please go back to sleep, just a few more minutes”, “I wanted to take a shower and I’ve been wasting time catching up on True Blood!”. . . is that just me?
I have tried the whole “just put them in their room and close the door” thing, but when you’re child is a ninja it just ends up being more work in the end. She destroys EVERYTHING, toys everywhere, book thrown, sometimes pages ripped. If I go that approach then I at least want her to be kind of tired. How bought yall?
What are some things that you all do to get your little Ninjas to take a nap?
What are some things that you like to get done while your little Ninja is napping?
And please give me feed back on what you think of my blog so far.
- The ninja (youngibizan492.wordpress.com)
- ‘Ninja’ couple wants to better the world, one tiny cake at a time (komonews.com)
- Snoozing on the Go: Tips to Get Your Kids Napping in the Car (plushbeds.com)