Thursday, June 27, 2013
First Trip to the Principal's Office
Paisley somehow managed to make it through a whole year at Mothers Day Out before I got the much-dreaded, yet very expected, bad report from school.
It read, "Paisley is having an issue with naptime. She won't stay on her mat and bothers the other kids. After telling her multiple times, she was sent to Ms. Kim's office."
She hasn't taken a nap there again since that day and they've stopped sending me notes because I guess my lack of reaction must make them realize that it's a waste of their time.
Instead of taking a walk of shame with my note in hand, I got a chuckle out of it and put it in her baby book. I did talk to her about not bothering the other kids, but I don't see any need in punishing her over this.
Well, now they are worried because Graham only wants to nap for 20-30 minutes. Duh. That's all he ever naps at home. When I try to explain that to the three women who all address it with me every time I pick up, I'm met with blank stares as if they just can't fathom the thought of a 10-month-old who doesn't need a ninety minute nap at 12:00 pm in a foreign place with strange people and 7 other noisy babies. Hmmm.
So, am I crazy for not feeling like doing some crazy sleep training on my baby who sleeps 11 hours well overnight but only likes catnaps during the day OR on my almost 3 year old who no longer requires naps and still only sleeps 8-9 hours at night???
They only go for 5 hours. Surely there have been other children who don't need naps... And how is it that I feel like they somehow think I can control these two little munchkins and send over sleepy time vibes when they need it?
Don't get me wrong- I adore this place and waited a long time to get in. The kids love it and I feel great about where they are. But I just can't try to force my non sleepers to do something two days of the week that they aren't doing the other 5 days...