This week has been very trying on my patience as a mother. It is the week I have been dreading for awhile now. The week when my youngest child stopped napping.
I still have some small bit of hope that this is just a phase. But after 4 days straight of no naps, the hope is starting to fade. Evelyn isn't yet 18 months old, but both of my other girls stopped napping around 18 months, so I guess I should have been expecting this.
Now I am going to show you some pictures that will make apparent a few things you may judge me for. But that is okay. I am not a perfect parent and sometimes, I just do things that will make my life just a little bit easier.
Today when I laid Evelyn down from her "nap", she started making lots of noise within about 10 minutes of being in her crib. Sounded vaguely like she was having a party in there. I went in to check it out and here she was:
Thing you may judge me for #1 and #2. I didn't wipe her face down after lunch and her crib has bumper pads in it which are a no-no these days.
Thing you may judge me for #3. I put her to bed with a bottle of milk. Which she proceeded to twist the nipple and ring off of, then dumped the contents on herself and her crib sheet, then flung the pieces including the liner off in different directions. See picture above for how proud of herself she is.
Thing you may judge me for #4. I didn't even take her shoes off before I unceremoniously dumped her in the crib with her bottle. Hey, when a mom needs a break, a mom needs a break! So she decided to untie and remove one shoe, and fling it about causing more of a ruckus.
But at the end of the day?
Thing you may judge me for #5. Allowing a photograph of myself in the red equivalent of Cookie Monster's fluffy coat to surface on the internet.
My sweetie was all tired out after her napless day.