Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Naptime" activities

The Bean is in a big girl bed now, if I haven't mentioned it here. She slept on her crib mattress on the floor her first few days in the new house, and she did so well that we decided to run w/ it and get her a big girl bed. She really has done a great job staying in her room, and she's done a great job going straight to bed at night. Naptime is a different story. She's sort of at the point where she doesn't need a nap every day now, so instead of taking a nap, sometimes she'll just read or play w/ toys in her bed. This worked quite well when she wouldn't nap in her crib. Just give her a few toys and books and she'd happily read and sing to herself for a couple of hours. Now if she's not tired, instead of trying to take a nap, she'll just get out of her bed, go get some books or toys and start playing. I haven't really wanted to enforce this, since she does play quietly in her bed and doesn't cause any trouble. I sort of consider it "room time" if she's not napping. Well, things have taken a turn for the worse lately. She's been "playing" with her lamp (even unscrewing the lightbulb by herself!), ripping pages out of books, tearing the ball fringe off of one of her pillows, turning off her monitor, and "washing" her hands (think green foamy soap all over the bathroom floor). Here's some evidence of her destruction. And we now have some new, enforced rules about what we can and can't do during "naptime."


The Baugher's 3 said...

oh my goodness! i'll take this as a warning to be on the lookout when Arden's "napping!" I do the same thing...she doesn't sleep anymore, so she plays quietly in her room...though there are times her room looks like a tornado hit it by the time she's done...maybe we need some rule enforcing too!

The Shulls said...

I am sorry Amanda, but I think the Bean is so creative!!! I love it!!!! I know, I know... you'll be saying the same things to me when I post what Nate is doing in a few more months!

She is awesome!