Mr. 3 has stopped napping. This is a recent development, and the transition has actually been pretty smooth. He lasted 3.5 years and for that I am so grateful! I am grateful, also, for his ability to play mostly independently while I nap.
I’m not giving up MY nap just because Mr. 3 has given up his.
I lay the 18 month old down around 12:30 and I ask Mr. 3 if he needs anything else before I lay down. Usually he just asks for his milk. Then I go lay down and try to sleep.
Sometimes he wakes me up for a good reason, usually because he has to poop.
Sometimes he wakes me up for not such a good reason, “are you awake?,” or “can you take apart these train pieces”.
For the most part he just plays with his train set and, or his magnet tiles and patiently waits for me to wake up.
How does your family handle nap time?