nap strikes, scribbling and evil parenting books
by, 08-06-2007 at 10:46 AM (409 Views)
lately my girls have been resisting some naps. yesterday it was the afternoon nap and today it's the morning nap. i'm not sure what's going on with that. i don't think they're ready to go to one nap a day yet. the problem is, if one doesn't want to nap, she keeps the other up! going to try a little CIO for now.
i was reading one of my parenting books last night. what to expect - the toddler years. and it had some shocking things in there for the 13th month. like that they may be able to scribble???? scribble? are you kidding me? i can't be the only parent who hasn't even considered giving their 12 month old a crayon and paper. they still eat paper. why am i always shocked at the things those books say kids can do. i mean mine have surpassed some of the things, like walking. they can do that. but they're nowhere near feeding themselves, helping me fold laundry (yes, it said that) and scribbling.
sometimes i wish i wouldn't read those books. but other times i do get some good ideas from them.