All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

We’re Done…


… With formal naps, that is.

I went into today’s nap saying that I was going to keep my cool.

Not lose my temper.

Not yell.

Not cry.

Not make either of us feel bad.

Matthew did not go into today’s nap with the same goals.  HA!  He screamed like the little girl in “The Ex.orcist,” and I’m not kidding.  He growled and shook his fists, kept screaming, “No! No! No!,” and stiffened his body like I’ve never seen him do before.  I kept waiting for his head to spin in circles  😉

After only 7 minutes of trying, I called it quits.  I don’t want to ever see him that upset again.  NEVER.

I am happy to report that I kept my cool.

I did not lose my temper.

I did not yell.

I did not cry.

I did not make either of us feel bad.

I actually chuckled quite a bit through it because the whole ordeal was THAT unbelievable to me.

And then this happened.  I’ll take it!

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

12 thoughts on “We’re Done…

  1. Wow, I am proud of you for keeping your cool through what seems like quite a performance from Matthew!! Although, you are right, he sure does look like a little angel sleeping there. And when you can get that peace and maybe even some snuggles in the end by letting him get in mum & dad’s bed, opposed to a screaming fight to nap in his own bed, I just don’t think the battle sounds worth it.

    (Just had to scroll back up to look at those photos again. So sweet.)

  2. Very cute.

    I’ve been trying to comment on your posts but have not been allowed to recently. Just wanted you to know that I’m trying but getting some, “your comment cannot be posted” message. Not sure what is going on. 😦

  3. i am so over formal naps too. A few times last week i just brought L into my room, put some kid show on the roku, and closed my eyes hoping he would do the same b/c I didn’t have the fight in me.

    • Yeah – we do what we need to do. I just need some quiet time for my sanity. I want him to sleep, but if he doesn’t, I just want him to sit still and be quiet for an hour. He does that for me. Good boy! 😉

  4. Chloe hasn’t been sleeping well during naps either. Part of it may be because JJ put a freaking TV in her room!! Ugh, I don’t have the energy to fight it right now, but he sets the timer and usually she goes to sleep. But on the days she doesn’t, luckily she will play in her crib for her normal length of her nap and have some quiet time. I don’t know what we’ll do when we lose that! JJ and I were just talking the other day about how we can’t picture Chloe sleeping anywhere but her crib. She is just always busy, busy, busy!

    • Get that TV out of there!!!! HA HA! My neighbor’s husband did the same thing, to help the kid fall asleep. Guess what? He doesn’t sleep! Funny thing now is that that is exactly HOW Matthew falls asleep for his naps – always with the TV going but almost silent. HA HA HA! I said I’d NEVER allow that. HA HA HA!

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