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Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Official.

It's been 17 days since BB took an afternoon nap. My little girl is growing up....

Of course, this has had interesting effects on the family schedule. The hour (or two) before bed can be pretty brutal, as she and BJ both begin to run out of gas. The good news is that she's being really cooperative about having an hour of "Quiet Time." In fact, she looks forward to it and after lunch will often say, "I'm ready for Quiet Time, Mommy!"

What's my secret for such a smooth transition? We put a CD player in the kids' bedroom, where she does her Quiet Time, and she is discovering the joy of playing The Same Song Over And Over. Both kids have fixated on a few Disney CDs, and they are really enjoying learning the lyrics to songs. BB will set up a "stage" for herself, line up her stuffed animals as an audience, and spend her entire hour of Quiet Time singing and dancing. Sometimes with costume changes. It's pretty danged adorable.

It means less free time for me, since she had been napping consistently for 90 minutes to 3 hours every afternoon. So I'm feeling the pressure -- for example, today there will be no Friday Feature interview posted, since I have so much else to do to get ready for my show tomorrow! But so far it's working out pretty well, and much as it's hard to give up the nap, it's nice not to be chained to the house for nap time any longer.

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