Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quiet Time

Do your children have quiet time? Or more to the point are they supposed to have quiet time?
Chestnut Cheeks decided before his 2nd birthday the he no longer required a day sleep. Mummy was very disapointed by this.
I did however decide to enforce quiet time. A period of time after lunch where he had to stay in his room and play quietly. Usually while his baby sister slept. The rule was he could come out when Almond Eyes woke. Sometimes I would go & check on him to find that he had taken himself of to sleep anyway.

This was a treat! It was rare, but I loved it!! These days he wont sleep at all unless I confescate his glasses & sit on his bed until he falls asleep. Needless to say that is rare too. Usually only happens if I know he will be having a late night.
Almond Eyes is getting bigger. She is almost 3. She still likes a sleep most days. But I can only let her sleep for an hour, otherwise she rages on until late into the night. However, when her big brother is home from kindy, she doesn't particulary enjoy a sleep. After all CC gets "quiet time" why should she? Hmmm...
The trouble is she just doesn't 'get' it. She thinks its normal playtime.
So today instead of having a sleep or proper quiet time.... they have been playing dress ups with Canteen Bandanas...
Notice how AE's pants or on inside out? What's with that?
CC: "Mummy, I am Mighty Mouse!"
AE: " I Mighty Mouse too"...
And they proceeded to race around the house.....
I fear my beloved "quiet time" is becomming extict also.... I hope not!

11 comments:

Hippomanic Jen said...

Oh, please let them sleep! or at least disappear quietly and play happily.

Givinya De Elba said...

Argh! I hope you have many more quiet times ahead of you.

Dee from Downunder said...

ah... quiet time..... day time naps.... all in the past nearly for me. 3 yo hates to sleep in the day now, can do it sometimes, but usually its a fight. So next year at kindy will be interesting, as they have a nap time, which annoys me, I pay for kindy as an education, not to sleep, they can do that at home...I miss my quiet time.... do I sound grumpy???

Swift Jan said...

Dont worry, CC's kindy has nap time too & he has never slept there.

Hippomanic Jen said...

I love your 'say no to word verification' in your side bar. Where do you get them?

Swift Jan said...

I just copy & pasted pretty much haha

jewelstreet said...

I have quiet time by myself nowadays.

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Louisa said...

the idea of quiet time is what i am jealous of! LP is being a right whinger this week and love her though i do she is driving me nuts!

Jen said...

I have this same fear with my oldest. Mommy must have quiet time, I would fight for it, FIGHT!

Bellgirl said...

You'll need to get Almond Eyes some glasses so you can confiscate them ;) Thanks for dropping by my blog this morning, I've enjoyed looking round your blog too!