I can’t figure it out: When it comes to parents of young children, is sleep the number one topic of conversation, or is it food? We have these discussions all the time, with friends, family, strangers, the Internet, and they’re all the same:
Parent: My baby sleeps poorly.
Other parent: My baby sleeps well. You should try what I do.
Parent: Maybe I will. [Exits, never tries it.]
Anyway, here’s my issue, and while I don’t expect there to be any simple solution, I do expect you all to come up with clever, wise ideas for me to ignore. The problem is this: Sasha’s naptime is cutting into her social life.
That is, she sleeps, and sleeps well, every day from about 12:30 or 1 to 3. Really, that’s pretty fantastic, and on many days it gives us a welcome respite from “Yo Gabba Gabba!” and marathon drawing sessions. But on weekends, we keep wanting to go out, do playdates with other kids, explore the world, and yet Sasha will, more often than not, conk out during the most popular visiting hours. I’m happy she’s well-rested, but there’s more to toddler life than a good nap.
Speaking of which, it’s time for my midmorning snooze.