Monday, May 9, 2011

Commercials Are Indeed Evil

Some of you are going to hate me after my next sentence.  My 4 1/2 year old is still taking naps.  I know, it is crazy.  There are days when we are out, but then he always sleeps in the car.  I do feel they are going to end soon, though.  I'm debating ending them myself.  See, before, he would wake up at 7am, nap from 2-4, and be asleep by 8:30pm.  Jim and I could talk, relax, and watch TV after 8:30.  It was "our time".  Lately - not so much.

Lately, he wants to sleep in until 8:30, nap from 2-4, and then bounce around his room, rearranging furniture (that HAS to be what he is doing to make that kind of noise) until 10pm.  Then, there is the nightly excuse for coming downstairs.  One night, I said, "WHAT?!" a little too loud, about something on TV.  "Mommy, I heard you shout "What?"  Do you need something?"  Another night, he "found" something he was certain we needed right that second.  But my personal favorite occurred a few nights ago.

We were watching TV, and for some reason had the commercials playing.  Normally, we fast forward through them ( I don't know how we lived without DVR).  Suddenly our little wanderer appeared, looking very concerned about something.  "Mommy!  Daddy!  I thought I heard commercials!  Don't watch commercials!  They make you want to buy stuff that you don't need!  Turn it off, quick!"

I know I have already made many mistakes as a parent.  I know I will make many more in the future.  But, I have managed to make my 4 1/2 year old think commercials are evil.  For now, I'm pretty much a freaking genius.


Anonymous said...

I can get C.ooper to nap about once-a-month, and while he really needs that 'catch-up day', it ultimately results in the same problem! Dylan is one smart kid - you, my friend, are screwed.

The Girls' Mommy said...

Total genius. One day Abs turned on our TV and Gertie came screeching into the kitchen screaming MOMMY! Mommy!! Abbie's watching COMMERCIALS!! like she was bleeding to death or something. But they are evil, aren't they?? I agree.

I remember the debate to give up the nap, for the very same reason. It was SO hard to make the choice. They finally kind of half way did it on their own and now we're a lovely 7:30 bedtime. And since they easier to entertain during the day these days--I'm LOVING the early bedtime.