So you think you can tell me what to do

We have entered the no nap zone at my house- the war to end all wars.


For any parent out there, they know this war. You never see it coming. Blindsided by a week or a month of fuss free napping, and BAM no more naps! The screaming, the room torn apart, the need for extra wine each night.

One must be careful and plan a strategy when these battles start to break out. You cannot just run in screaming. That’s what they want you to do.


1. The I am going to exhaust you each morning strategy. I know you think the pool is fun, but really it is my way of making you so tired you cannot resist the nap.

2. The Bribe method. If you take a nap, all of your wildest dreams will come true. I promise. Really I do. Damn, even I don’t believe that one.

3. The reverse psychology method. Don’t make them take a nap, let them run around like a wild beast hoping they pass out before bed time. *This method is not for the OCD parents out there*

4. Get a babysitter for nap time. This method can be costly, but if you are not home to make nap happen, then you can tell yourself it did happen. Or that is was the babysitters fault. Damn babysitter.

5. Give up completely. Forgo naps and decide the best thing to do in the afternoons is build giant forts in the living room and protect princesses from dragons.

Reaching new life goals everyday

I have reached a new level in life. One that I never imagined possible.

That is the level of running after a half naked child down the hallway of a hotel.

I know, I know one hopes and hopes to reach this level, not ever knowing if they will.

Feel free congratulate me next time you see me.


What did I do to achieve such an amazing goal?

1. First, one must make it a goal to let you child run free. We are all meant to run free.

2. Second, one must try to put as many clothes on your child as is possible, there by making them hate the idea of clothes all together.

3. One must order room service, so they can sneak out the door. They are always looking for a chance to escape. Don’t let them fool you.



I will not have my usual nightly access to a computer this week. Have a wonderful week. Talk to you all soon.