For the last 10 days we have been having "rest time". I was a little pessimistic about how receptive Auron would be to it, but he was all to happy to comply with my bright idea. So now after lunch we clean up the mess from the mornings fun and games and give the kitchen a quick tidy then Lili goes down for a nap. This kid still resists naps every single day! Once she is finally asleep (given up) Auron and I head down to my room. I usually read a book or scriptures sometimes I will even manage a nap too. Auron either watches a movie on the ipad, reads a book or plays quietly. The rule is NO TALKING. I think that's the key. Auron gets it too which is great. He's at the age where he is asking questions non-stop so an hours break from that in pure bliss.
After an hour (usually down to the minute) Lili wakes up and rest time is over. It's great. I feel refreshed and have an extra boost of energy to carry out the rest of the day's activities. I have noticed a difference in Auron too. He is so much calmer and less whiny in the late afternoon. I only wish I had figured this out sooner!
|My nephew Hale....Nothing better than a sleeping baby!|