Lately, it seems like it takes an act of Congress to convince Anne that it's bedtime.
"Would you read me Franklin and the Thunderstorm Mommy?"
"We just read it, Honey."
"Would you read another book?"
"We just read 3, Sweetheart, Mommy's voice is tired."
"Can I have some water, Mommy?"
"You have a little in your sippy cup right there, Honey."
"Can I have a book in my crib, Mommy?"
"Can I have Tennis Baby, Mommy?" I have no notion of how this poor baby doll got named "Tennis Baby" but there you have it.
"Yes Honey, here she is. And Muffin is there too, you're all set. Let me cover you."
"Why not Honey? You'll be all cozy."
"Because I am NOT going to sleep, Mommy."
Is this a summer thing? Because it stays light so much longer? I don't know, but I've been beside myself all week. It'll be 9 pm and I'll still hear here awake. Last night, she busted out "Ba Ba Black Sheep" *after 10 pm*. I think she had dozed and re-woke, but still. It has not been like this for the rest of the year. And as a result of not getting enough sleep, she's sassy and miserable during the day.
This benefits nobody, my friends. She's 3 years and 2 months. Maybe we should adjust her nap? Will it just magically get better in the fall? I need some advice here, people. :0