Don’t let Malka’s naps linger past 3pm, or you are SCREWED.
It’s 7:12pm, and she’s not even “CIO,” it’s more like: “SIO,” Scream it out.
It’s kind of funny, though, because the kid is TIRED; so she fades out, kind of falls asleep, and then pipes in with: “OH! AND ANOTHER THING! LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE TIME I WAS PISSED OFF BECAUSE MY SIPPY CUP FELL OFF THE TRAY!” And then she calms down, and pipes up, etc.
And then she just SCREAMS – but it’s more because she can, and has recently learned that lovely behaviour. She KNOWS that I’m the “sucker Eemah,” more so than Narda, so she’s testing me – Narda won’t take that, so she calms down faster for her. Malka knows I’ll go get her, so I’m sitting by my resolve.
In the end, it’s all kind of funny, but in the moment? it SUCKS! She’s totally sleep trained, and even went down for her nap VERY well today, but then she napped 3 HOURS, and woke up at 4pm, so I should have known to get her up earlier, but um, I “rested my eyes” for a bit, and we BOTH woke up at 4pm.
Ahhhhh, her highness is asleep. 25 minutes, not bad.