« Eight pounds | Main | She even covered my two favorite topics: boobs and sex »

March 27, 2009


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


I'm so ready for Charlie to give up his nap. He just turned 2 and is flirting with the idea of not napping. I actually really like it when we can stop orienting our day around a giant dead-time for naps. The break is nice, of course, but it's also nice to just do what you want all day without worrying about naps.

Plus, no naps means longer nightime sleep. I think Tommy stopped napping around 2 years 4 months. After that he started sleeping an extra 1.5 to 2 hours a night. He'd still zonk out in the car or in the stroller or even on the couch in front of the TV on days when he was really tired, but it wasn't an official halt to the day. Loved it!


There is no epidural for the writing part, I'm afraid, but for the getting published part (which is itself very painful), I highly recommend getting an agent. I know you're not there yet, but my agent just talked me down off a ledge yesterday (because my editor STILL hasn't gotten notes to me! Grrrr!), and I can't sing his praises enough. I would be up shit creek without him.

taylor k

For what its worth to you this is how i handle the i-don't-want-to-nap-situation:

i put him in his bed and lock him in his room. I tell him its quiet time, not nap time and as long as he stays quiet he can play all he wants. He useally passes out in about 15 minutes and i then unlock the door.

i really really really want some homemade chili now!

Jen - Mom of 4

I'm wondering if the age of 5 is a magic number? My son has also become wonderful! He's 5 1/2 and has always been a handful, but recently, it's like he realizes he's incontrol of himself and his behavior. It's been wonderful! Have fun - I can't wait to read your book! :0)


I'd say with the way you are writing, you're gonna blow right through that epidural window! So sorry, now push!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner