For the last couple of days little baby has decided that she is just not interested in doing the afternoon nap thing. She happily goes down in the morning, and again at midday, but around 4 or 5 in the afternoon she fights it! (as witnessed in the above photo). We struggle for about 20 minutes until she gives in.
By the time she finally goes down my first reaction is "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh". A little quiet time. I think of all the things I can finish (that load of laundry, the dishes, sweeping, the list goes on...).
But about 10 minutes of silence later I realize that it is too quiet. I already feel excited to see her little smiles again and have to fight the urge to go in and wake her up! But I know she needs that sleep so I enjoy my time while I can, all the while looking forward to play time.