It really hit me the other day - Little Dude is officially too old for naps. He was in day care until he was 3 and he took naps there at their scheduled times. When he turned 3 is when I quit my job. For a while we had nap time. He would lay down by 1 pm and would sleep until I woke him up to get GG from school by 3. Then his story time was changed from 10 am to 1 pm. No more nap! But he would end up sleeping in the car on the way to get the husband from work.
I've noticed lately that he no longer does that. At first you could tell this lack of extra sleep affected his mood. He was one cranky kid come dinner time. But I've learned the hard way that it is not wise to let your kids nap that late in the day.
I guess he is 4 1/2 and will start Kindergarten in the fall. He's just too old for naps.
Most days at least.
As I mentioned yesterday, GG was helping my cousin at her Gold Award ceremony for Girl Scouts last Sunday. When she was ready, I went to my Aunt and Uncle's house to pick her up. Little Dude threw a ginormous fit because I wouldn't take him with me. It would just be quicker if I went alone.
I returned to my in-laws to hear that Little Dude had fell asleep on the floor. I walked into the house expecting to see him crashed out on the floor. No Dude to be seen! Thinking maybe someone carried him upstairs to Grandma's bed, I mosied on up to her room. No Dude to be seen! I checked the other bedroom - no Dude to be seen!
I finally asked where the heck he was. He was sleeping on the floor of Grandma's room in the one foot space between the side of their bed and the wall!
I wish I would have had my camera! It never occurred to me to have my MIL take his picture. Oh well! But I do have pictures of odd places he has slept in the past...
He has also fallen asleep while eating in a high chair. And standing up with his head resting on his bed.
I guess when he's tired, he'll sleep where ever he can!
Have your kids ever fell asleep in odd places?
Until next time....