RIP Naps.

by katelin on January 17, 2018

Sleepy Riley
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram or Snapchat or if you’ve seen me in person in the past week or so you’ve probably been subject to latest parenting milestone: Riley has quit napping*.

It’s like his 2018 resolution was to veto sleep completely. (Let’s be real, I think that’s been his resolution since he was born).

But seriously, starting on the 1st he just decided he didn’t want to sleep any more. And IT IS TERRIBLE.

His naptime is when I get work done. It’s when I sometimes read or watch a show or eat or shower. Instead, I’ve been spending it convincing him to stay in his room and relax or rest or read a book. And it is wearing on me. Seriously, when I went to put him down last Thursday, he just looked at me and just said “Mommy, I’m not going to sleep today. You come get me when I’m ready.” And then I went to the couch and collapsed into a puddle of tears because I was not ready for this yet.

According to my friends who have already experienced this phase of toddlerhood, bedtime has become a cinch. To them I say, SHOW ME YOUR WAYS. Riley has definitely started to get tired earlier and loopier and crankier, but that doesn’t necessarily mean bedtime goes any smoother or that he’ll sleep through the night (I think that has happened maybe three times so far).

So basically, I have the child that is still allergic to sleep. Whhhhyyyyyyyy?

I will say, on the bright side, if Baby Bannan #2 is also a non-sleeper, at least I’m ready for it? Sort of? Right? Ugh.

Someone teach my child to sleep.


Pretty please.


*He actually has napped like four days in the past two weeks and they’ve been the best four days ever. But seriously, he is not ready to quit napping and neither am I.


happy wednesday!

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