Friday, August 1, 2008

Cannibalism, party of two [year old]


Today, all I needed, was for my two year old to take a nap. I freaking needed my kid to take a nap like a chain smoker needs another cigarette. I mean, I really needed it. You know, that primal need. Sort of like the same thing that drives a lion to eat meat...ya'. That's the need. That same thing that drives the lion to go kill an antelope was about to push me over the mommy edge and straight into spanking land. Something about a two year old telling you "No, Night night!"

I resisted though. And I resorted to bribery instead. I told him if he went to sleep, Daddy would be home when he woke up. I'm probably lying...unless my husband gets off unusually early, or he sleeps for a long time.

But seriously. I really didn't think either of us would survive. Some days, I really do understand why some species eat their own young.


Candace said...

oh yes, I can relate! I am going to write a book I think. "What not to do, The art of bad naptime parenting!"
I think from now on I'm going to nap and let them run wild.
I love the smoking analogy!

Rantings by a Middle Aged Drama Queen said...

LOL! I remember those days..........NOW my kids are old enough and I CAN go take a nap, and not worry about them letting the mailman come in and cook dinner.

Patty said...

Hilarious! been there too!

Kelly said...

ahhh I know the feeling. Most of the time I lay down and zonk out myself..then, that pretty much encourges them to do the same, because they know I am not going to play with them right now.