We're the schedule type that has planned around morning and afternoon naps for the past 4 years. Even the thought of skipping or shortening naptime stresses me right out. I found early on--with our firstborn, now 4 year old--that naptime energized both parties most definitely. Then, the next three hooligans followed suit.
But this morning! Ho, ho! This morning after breakfast, Mr. Marvelous and I loaded our 4under3 into the truck--the one that's finally fixed and back home with us--and made like dauntless unflinching bandits as we headed for the big city. The Boat Show was our destination and a time frame and expectation for naps and complete pyramid meals was not part of its design. Believe me, it took mental brain power on my part to convince myself that throwing our daily schedule out the window for a day would not wreak havoc on our children. And, what do you know!! It didn't.
As we walked around shiny watercrafts, we nibbled on pretzel rods and left trails of dropped popcorn. We smiled kindly at the passerbyers who couldn't help but chuckle at our crew, and agreed with the folks that occasionally stopped to comment about our tiny team. "Oh, yes, we are a busy bunch!" I'd say.
After pushing lunch back 2 1/2 hours from its regular time, and lollygagging our way back home, we had no intentions for a required rejuvination period for our little people. After all, it was a nonroutine day.
But tomorrow you can scratch flyin' by our pants. We'll be right back on track. Around 3:30'ish, I'll be walking down this hallway as I finish rounding up napping children.
(The following video was supposed to be an example of a normal day getting the little girls up from their nap. Can you see all that they were doing to entertain themselves as they waited for me? (I woke