Thursday, September 07, 2006

Living Under the Tyrannical Rule of an 8-month old!

So, last night didn't go too well either. I did manage to get the little dictator in training to take a nap, but she fought me with both teeth and nails. She has it in her mind that she is not going to take her usual three naps a day and is cutting back to two. It works great on the weekend because her morning nap is late morning and then she takes a mid-day nap. However, during the week, she goes down for a nap around 9AM and then she naps from 12;00-2:00 or 2:30. Getting from 2:00 in the afternoon to 8:00pm in the evening is an impossible stretch of time without her usual good-natured, always happy demeanor taking a complete one-eighty and turning into the screaming tyrant, banshee that she has become in the last few days.

In an attempt to save my sanity, I asked the babysitter to have her take later naps. And to knock off that 4:30 bottle when she has just had one at 3:00. The look was one of horror because, well, that stretch from 12:00 - 2:00 is probably what keeps her sane. She watches two toddlers, ages 2 and 3, as well and they nap at that time. But, I don't care. We have to do something to curb the absolute meltdowns of the evening or I'm going to the looney bin and she will be out a job because last time I checked, they don't pay locked-up crazy people!

We'll see how things go tonight. And, how things went today. Hopefully, the babysitter is still standing when I get there. It would be a shame to have her break both of us with her desired schedule change!


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