Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 958 - Poll Results & New Poll

Last week, I asked what we should do about our impending housing situation. Thirty-three percent of you voted that we should go for it and buy a house. Twenty-five percent thought we should buy our condo. And most telling, none of you believe we should rent.

As we have begun our search for a possible alternative to our condo, Lisa and I find it unbelievable that despite the purported affordability of housing, it's extremely difficult to find a home in Los Angeles. Much like any house search, we are trying to narrow our selection based on location, price, and the ability to hang a 55" LCD on a wall.

We are trying to find a reasonable home around the area we live now, but as I said it's very difficult to find something. If we had a million dollars, we could have a home like this:

Unfortunately, our finances forces us to look at something more along the lines of this:


The time has finally come: the kids can climb out of their cribs. As we prepare the kids for their transition from cribs to cribs with stunt pads on the floor, a surprising development occurred concurrently: the kids don't want to nap!

With this new found freedom to climb out of the cribs, nap time has transformed into play time. It's almost impossible for us to calm them down in their beds...without alcohol and weed...for us. So for the past week or so, Emma and Andrew have not been napping at all.

To make matters even worse, the kids have become extremely grumpy at the end of the day because they're not napping. There's more crying, yelling, and whining. It has really taken quite a toll on us and poor Crazy Grandma and Lazy Grandpa who no longer have their 1-2 hours of quiet FOX News time.

So what do you think? Is nap time over forever? Will the kids nap once the novelty of escaping their crib fades? Do we need to condition them to nap? Or do we just invent in a good pair of toddler eye masks and ear plugs?

1 comment:

Susan Tajii said...

At the age of 2+, our kids took naps, using regular children beds. That meant that they learned to understand what nap time meant and therefore, climbing off their beds was not an issue. Try that. - PICU RN Auntie Susan :)