Wednesday, November 28, 2007

glogg blogg

I believe the last post had something to do with how over-the-top cute lulu is these days.
well she is still cute as a button...but well..definitely knows how to push my buttons.
That's for sure.
We took her to the Swedish Christmas festival down on the waterfront last weekend.
She has decided to skip napping- which in some ways is great, because now we can just do things during the day and not worry about getting home between 12-3 for her nap.
But in other ways it's well.....hell.
By 4 p.m. my little angel can turn into a little she-devil on the drop of a dime.
Also, no naps means no blogging for me.
or anything else for that matter.
well except things that involve crayons, glitter glue, toys and anything else interesting to a two year old.
the child is very intense when it comes to her crafts, that's for sure.

Anyhow I'm thrilled that she has tapped into her creative side and loves doing stuff like this, because truth be told, so do I.
But all this lack of napping also means that our sweet Lulu is completely overtired and run down.
She still won't sleep through the night and keeps waking up in the middle of the night, stealthily trying to make her way into our bed.
We usually end up taking her back into her room- though one of us usually wakes up in her bed.
Good thing we got her a really good mattress..
so as a result of all this naplessness- we are all sick with colds yet again.
wah wah wah...
but nothing so bad that a warm cup of Swedish glogg won't cure.

mmmmm...warm mulled spiced red wine....
So the month of November was spent in a bit of a transition phase.
we went from raking the leaves to shovelling the snow over night.
and are also trying to adapt to Lulu's new schedule.
Another great thing about no naps is a much earlier bed time.
As in 7 p.m.
woo who!
This means that big daddy and I actually have several hours in the evening to ourselves.
I have to say that I'm loving it.
At first I was all stressed out that Lulu wasn't napping like the 80% of other kids her age (according to everything that I've read) but there are some things I can't control.
We still have quiet time from 1-3.
which means she chills out in her room and I think it's working for both of us.
At least now I don't have to tip toe around the house with the fear of waking her up.
so yes, I'm still alive...though not blogging as vigorously as I did during those glorious nap days, but all is well and I'm liking this new phase.
It just took a bit of time to get used to.
but back to the good.
I think I want my next vacation to be in Sweden.
But I'm sure Ikea will be the closest thing I'll get to Stockholm.
At least they sell the glogg mix there.


Mac and Cheese said...

I'm intrigued by the glogg, but it's the cookie that's calling my name.

kgirl said...

she's still pretty adorable.
bee went on a nap strike for a few weeks, and while yes, the 7pm bedtime was nice, she's just a nicer kid when she naps. i'll take it while i can get it.

kittenpie said...

I could use some glogg about now - I'm freezing!

Pumpkinpie isn't taking naps most days anymore, either, but we still insist on her being quietly in her room for at least an hour and a half. She can read, or play quietly with her doggies, but it's at least a rest.

Laural Dawn said...

I hated giving up naptime. Matt still naps at daycare sometimes, and he will fall asleep in the car.
The other day he told me "3 year olds don't nap."

amanda said...

Mmmm... glogg, that sounds so good. Is 1pm too early for a glogg?

I'm terrified of the loss of all naps. But I have to say, I bet it would simplify life. Nothing worse than trying to do all of the Christmas shopping between the hours of 10-12... frantically trying to make it back to the house without Jack falling asleep in the car.

By the way... totally unrelated note - I tried to catch your show. Unfortunately we don't have it here:( Bummer too... it looks like something I'd love.

Sarah said...

The no-more-nap transition was very painful for me as well. Lucy was only 2 1/2 and Tommy was only 6 months old. Painful. However, it's been a year since and I have to say, life really is sweet at 7 p.m! If you can just get through the horrible 4-7 p.m. witching hours, that is.