Thursday, March 15, 2012

goodbye nap time, hello crankiness

Since we moved here to NY, the girls have again been sharing a room. It's quite a downsize of living space from 3500 sq. ft. to 1700 sq. ft. so the girls are sharing room. Of course they are back to their old antics since we separated them at 3.5 yrs old. They talk, squeel, argue, jump around, etc. They keep each other awake. There is a point at which they both sleep through each other's shenanigan, but that's when they are extremely tired. To be fair though, still napping at almost 5 is a miracle. We're just not ready to give them up for our sanity's sake.

But just as experience taught us with Big M, moodiness is the price to pay for a period of time after giving up naps. And having moody twins is just too much to digest sometimes. It "results" in constipation, indigestion and premature aging. 

Experience also tells us that it is a phase. How long it'll take is anyone's guess, but it is just a phase. In the meantime, I'm glad that Big M doesn't nap anymore because his room is right next to the girls' room. And with the noise they make, no one would be able to sleep a wink. I'm also glad that Little M sleeps in our room because we're at least in the opposite side of the house. What is not fortunate is that we live in a town home. There are people on either side of us and having the girls' window occasionally open would surely result in some unhappy vibes from the neighbors. 

The crankiness. Well, it rears its ugly head right about dinner time when that time is already cursed as it is. Everyone is cranky at dinner time. Everyone wants different things and they wanted them an hour ago!

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