Grace resists taking naps these days. She’s just so over all that baby stuff.
Nonetheless, she gets very tired some days. Don’t we all?
Once in a while, I can convince her to lay down in my bed – with me and Allie – so that we can encourage Allie to take a nap.
Allie really resists taking naps; she always has. So, the three of us lay in my bed, pull up the covers, read a story or two, and then we are quiet and still for fifteen minutes. Most of the time, quiet and still turns into a little snooze.
One day last week, I tried to get Allie to take a nap all afternoon. She was so tired that her eyelids drooped every time I held her close. She was exhausted.
Finally, around 3:15, I enlisted Grace, who wasn’t acting tired at all, to help me out by laying down next to Allie in my bed. She was happy to oblige me, choosing a couple of books and heading for my bedroom. We read her Christmas stories, cuddled under the blankets, and we were all quiet and still.
Exactly three minutes later, Grace was asleep. When Joe came home fifteen minutes later, Grace was snoring, and Allie was babbling and laughing and trying to attack the cat.
Joe took Allie to her dark bedroom (hooray for black out curtains), and they took a nap together.
Two hours later, everyone was still quiet and still.
I replied to emails, wrote blog posts, and made a productive afternoon for myself.
Nobody made dinner.
The whole crew woke up just a few minutes before 6, hungry and ready to eat.
Nobody had even made plans for dinner.
Fortunately, we still had some turkey left over from Thanksgiving, and we had the ingredients (more or less) to make these quesadillas. We threw them together in a few minutes, and they tasted great.
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