My daughter has been refusing to take her afternoon naps the past days. Whenever I take her to the bed, she's like a wiggly worm, talks and sings a lot, and bounces off the wall. Makes me crazy and frustrated. At the same time, it makes me wonder whether this is the beginning of the "terrible two" stage. Huh. Too early to tell. She's also been fighting against going for bedtime. Before, right after she kissed her Dada (or me) goodnight, she'd run off to the bedroom door and open it herself. These past nights, after she kissed Dada goodnight, I had to drag her to the room. She collapsed on the floor—declaring her protest.
I read on Parents magazine about a Mom who's got a problem the same as mine. The column adviser said that as long as the baby is not cranky during the day and sleeps tight through the night (between 10.5 to 11.5 hours) she's fine. Evie gets 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night. But I still think that at her age, she still needs an afternoon nap.
I tried to be cool and calm when I took her for a nap this afternoon. Same thing happened. So, I resorted to holding her still. She was crying. She wanted me to let go of her. She's denying that she's sleepy. After five minutes of holding her still, I let go of my arms. She crawled to my chest and lay down. Two minutes after, she was snoring. Obviously, she's "not tired." Of course, I mean the opposite. :)