Thursday, January 8, 2009

An oath and a healthy dose of pictures


Readers, as you are my witnesses, my three-year old WILL keep taking naps! She WILL give me two hours of quiet time every afternoon! She WILL! And I will never be hungry again!



This is the girl I'm talking about. Miss busy body.



Miss I-will-cut-my-own-hair-whenever-I-feel-like-it.


The girl with the loud whisper.


The one who knows when to smile to get what she wants

And when to turn on the pout.

The girl who was SUPPOSED to be napping yesterday, but was instead exploring the closets



where she found this dress and slip and hat that I MADE --because I actually used to do that kind of thing--and had carefully stored away and preserved for the past 12 years



so it could be worn by Madeline's future daughter. But now without Maya naps, NOTHING is safe


Nothing I tell you!!! But I can't think about it today. Maybe tomorrow.
Because tomorrow is another day!

9 comments:

Amy said...

Eileen, Maya is irresistable! That sweetpea really knows how to work a pout (and a smile, and a "whisper")...too cute! Good luck with the naps! :) Amy

Jess to the Lo said...

She does look angelic in the blessing dress though!

Kelly said...

Gotta love that Scarlet O'hara. Sorry about the naps-I hate it when that happens...

CSIowa said...

It is always tragic when they give up their naps, but I have to say that you've been lucky. I can't get too worked up about a 3-year-old giving it up. None of mine (and I have 5, so you'd think I had a chance) took a regular nap past age 2--and I did try. I decided this was the trade-off for the fact that they all slept at least 6 hours straight by 6-weeks-old. It's a trade-off I have gladly taken, but it sure would be nice if my 3-year-old would nap again!

Meredith Teagarden said...

my 3 year old is done with naps... I miss those days :)!!! Maya is beautiiiiful!

Jen Bay said...

We moved from naps to "quiet time" where they were given a stack of books, and quiet toys on their bed, and expected to hang there for a couple of hours while I recouped... gratefully, I got that to fly...

Diane said...

She is too darling. When a child gives up naps it is always such a hard time. My youngest, who is 5, still sometimes disappears and I find him asleep in his bed at strange hours. Then he wants to party all night.

rachel said...

Wow it's hard to deny someone who is THAT cute and looks like a pure angel in white :) You had me at the GWTW references. Scarlett is my girl!

Dianne said...

You crack me up, love Scarlet. Good thing she's so darn cute, but I'm sending sleeping waves her way every day around noon! Good luck!