Areyna, I mean Tinkerbell, missing a nap and being very
content watching the rain while writing in her journal.
Areyna is now 4 years, 1 month and 2 weeks old and I think she is to the point of no more naps. Before she was taking a nap consistently for a week or so at a time and then missing 3 in 1 week. Just very inconsistent. But this week I've noticed that the days where she did get a nap were the days that it took her a ridiculously LONG amount of time to fall asleep at night. Which makes for not-so-fun mornings on school or church days!
I have really enjoyed my napping days! My "me time". My get-caught-up-on-anything-and-everything time. My alone time. I need that time a lot of days to relax and build my patience back up for the second half of the day. I know it sounds selfish, I'm just being honest. I don't feel ready for this next stage in life where I don't have that time anymore. I'm not even sure what that looks like.
Like in the picture above, Areyna is very content during this time, but she gets really chatty=) She wants to tell me EVERYTHING! I give her some "rest time" in her room to play by herself for a little bit but on the days when I have a lot to get done for the ministry, or violin lessons to give I am just not sure what to do.
What do you do with your kids during this time? I'd love some simple ideas. I've thought about incorporating a little "school" into the afternoons with her. Any suggestions?