A bold statement, I know. But after fighting with my daughter to take a nap, wherein she screamed bloody murder when I left her, and when I came back kept commanding me to “Lie down!” and “Blanket!” (There’s a gray blanket in her room that we use if we’ve just given up and lie down on the floor with her); I finally came up with a brainstorm.
“K,” I said, “Would you like Jack to take a nap with you?”
“Okay, honey, I’ll get Jack and have him take a nap with you.”
I then proceeded to lay out a mat, put Jack down, and put a blanket over him.
“Honey, can Mumma leave the room now?”
It’s been five minutes now, and based on the video monitor, she spent the first 2 minutes popping her head up to make sure Jack was still there. She now looks down for the count.
I will now bask in the glow of my success. And you didn’t think I was a genius.