Aiden is coming to the conclusion that it is not necessary for him to take naps anymore. Every other day, he refuses to take a nap.
Yesterday, we had our final Christmas dinner (due to the heavy snow fall and everyone's schedule, it was postponed). We tried numerous times to get Aiden to take a nap since I really really really did not want a cranky 3 year old while trying to eat. Aiden had other plans. He sat in his bed for 2+ hours playing with his piano, GloWorm and reading a book.
I got him out of bed, dressed and loaded up. Halfway to our destination, he decided that was a good time to take a nap. At 4:45pm. Mom had other plans. I turned his favourite music on, the Imagination Movers. Aiden stayed awake.
And he stayed awake through dinner. We made it home, turned the Imagination Movers on the television to get him to stay awake long enough to get ready for bed. Once the Movers were off, I gave him his nightly milkshake and put him to bed. This was at 8:30 last night. And he slept all night, but woke up about 6:30 this morning.
Today, I was tired, so I took a nap. Chris had attempted to get Aiden to nap for 3 hours. Aiden obviously thought differently. He stayed awake playing. When I woke up from my nap, Aiden crawled up me and sat down in the recliner. Chris left to go do some shopping and return a redbox movie (Have you seen these? They are DVD vending machines. $1 per movie/per night.)
Not 15 minutes after Chris leaves, Aiden sits still long enough to start yawning. And before I knew it, Aiden was slumped over leaning on me falling asleep. I picked Aiden up and took him to lay down in his bed.