There is no way to win from the hours of 5-8 (or midnight? depending on when the hellion finally passes out) when it comes to toddlers.
Am I right?
If we let (force? maybe sometimes lock him in his room… I kid… sort of) him take a nap, he wakes up spitting fire and walks out of his room with his head spinning. It doesn’t stop until 6:30ish when he’s then taken over by the energy of a thousand monkeys on amphetamines until we, once again, make him go to bed, hopefully, before daylight the next morning.
If we skip that nap, he’s moody, sullen, angry, and basically a teenager 10 years too early for about 3 hours before, per usual, the monkeys take over.
The upside to the nap-taking route is the 2.5 hours of peace I get in the afternoon.
The upside to the no-nap-taking is the passing out before midnight part.
Either way, though, there is no winning between the hours of 5 and bedtime. None.
And that, my friends, is why there is HAPPY HOUR.
::This is the sound of me opening a beer. Cheers!::
Kendall is 3 years 4.5 months and Leyna is nearly 9 months old, and I love Shiner Bock.