I guess before I get to into this post, I should explain a little bit of my parenting style to y'all. I pride myself on getting my kids on a schedule. They know what to expect and so do I and when it comes time for naps, it's MY time. I don't care what I do, all I know is that I have at least sometime where I have no kids yelling my name or trying to get my attention every second of the day.
So you must know that this little girl makes it very hard for me to "give up" when it comes to her nap, because I just don't think it's fair that I should give up "my time" when she won't sleep...wait let me re-phrase that. I'm having a hard time because I can not get her to take a nap and it's making me mad and it's not fair!
I have tried it all. I re-read all my parenting books and tried what they suggested I should do. I didn't work. I tried changing her nap time, her waking up in the morning time, her bed time, the amount of activity she had before her nap time, all of it! This little thing just doesn't need sleep like her much older (and wiser brother) who STILL takes a 2 1/2 - 3 hr nap A DAY! Why does she just not need sleep? It's beyond me and it drives me crazy!
So I've settled on changing her bedtime to earlier and letting her sleep in as much as she wants in the morning and I guess I just have to deal with a grumpy child in the evening (which really means she NEEDS a nap, she just won't do it)
But I guess her cute little face makes up for some of it...just a little :)