As of Friday, the Chamblee household made a major shift in our daily routine. We're down to one nap a day! I really hadn't planned to take away the morning nap yet. In fact, as recently as Tuesday evening, I was talking with friends about the fact that we weren't ready to take the plunge. But then I realized that the twins were going to be missing their morning nap, or getting a severely shortened version of it, three out of five days last week. I was telling J at dinner Thursday night all of the reasons why it might make sense, & he said, "Sounds like you have your answer then." Out of nowhere, my mommy hormones kicked in & I had a momentary tear-up, inspiring laughter & eye rolling from J. It's just that they grow up so fast!
They're at the age now where they're beginning to really enjoy play dates & fun outings, & it's just too hard to fit those in when you're taking two naps a day. We went to the Arboretum on Friday, & then Mal attended a baby shower with me on Saturday while Jake ran errands with Daddy. They've done surprisingly well so far, so I'm just going to attempt to fill most of our mornings with something out of the house, at least until the adjustment is complete.
If you have any suggestions for activities with toddlers, at home or out & about, I'm all ears!