1. Transitions, or changes, in a friendship. This has been on my mind for a while now, and Maggie's post on the matter really brought it to the forefront. I'm not going to get into details here, but suffice it to say that I have a long-term friendship that is on very shaky ground right now and I'm not sure it is salvageable. I've reached out to this person and am pretty sure she would have liked it better if I hadn't. But if you know me at all, you know I am all about Not Letting It Go and Very Good at Hand Wringing. I know that as life goes on, and as time goes by, people change. I know I've changed so it's only fair to think that she has too. And maybe our friendship wasn't ever destined to weather those changes. Some days I hope I'm wrong in that assumption and other days I know it would be best to let it be and close that chapter. It's really up to her at this point as I've requested a "talk" and am waiting for her response. Is that the right thing to do? I don't know.
2. The dreaded Two Nap to One Nap transition. Talk about Hand Wringing, my goodness. (And see? Told you these were not related one bit.) Noah WANTS to nap in the morning and for HOURS. I WANT him to nap in the afternoon and for HOURS. So we want the same length of nap just not at the same time. Yesterday we successfully made it through his usual morning nap time by running errands and handing over gobs of cheerios and had a THREE hour afternoon nap. Success! Today? Today is a different story. Even though he slept a good 12.5 hours last night, he was clawing his eyes out at 10 am (his usual nap time). I waited. And I waited. And I tried to keep him busy, but you know what? The screeching makes my ears bleed. So I put him in his crib at 11. It is now 11:30 and I know I should go get him soon so as not to ruin the afternoon nap. So, I'm going. Here I go. Maybe I need a chocolate reinforcement first. Anyone have any advice? Do I Go With It as he decides it and have a few weeks (MONTHS???!!!) of No Schedule? Gah. I'm not sure about you but that sounds downright awful. Or do I get out of the house every morning and stay out until lunchtime so as to diffuse his need for that morning nap? ADVICE STAT.
Careful. It bites.