I posted a while back about how I was going to stop allowing Ryan to nap. Bedtime was a nightmare, and so I decided that in order to make him as tired as possible at night, naps would have to go. The result? Success!! Instead of taking 2 hours to fall asleep at night, Ryan now typically falls asleep within 30 minutes of Adam or I laying down with him. It. Is. So. Nice.
However, I would be lying if I said giving up his nap was easy. By late afternoon Ryan is just exhausted. And cranky. And I'm tired because I no longer get a little break in the middle of the day. So I implemented "quiet time". Basically, Ryan has to stay in his room for approximately 45-60 minutes and play quietly. The first few days were very rough, but Ryan caught on to the idea pretty quickly after a lot of discipline for coming out of his room. For about a week I thought everything was great. He was learning to play independently and I was still getting some time to myself.
But then he started getting creative. And naughty. I would watch him on the video monitor and see him doing some crazy things.
Uggg this is feeling like more work than it's worth. How do you make quiet time quiet? And non-destructive?