Emily came home after church yesterday and declared, "I'm not taking a nap today."
(I'll allow you a minute to visualize Scott and me snapping our heads up from what we were doing to look at each other in full panic)
Emily went on to explain that Hayden (her friend from preschool who is also in her Sunday School class) told her that four year olds don't take naps. He says that he hasn't taken a nap in awhile now.
Well shoot. Darn that Hayden!
True to miss Em's form, she stuck to it. We tried to put her down for a nap and she basically looked at us like we'd lost our ever loving minds. It was as if she figured out that other kids hadn't taken naps for a long time now, and she was mad at us for not telling her. After trying to reason with her we finally gave in. This kid just wasn't going to nap anymore.
Oh well. It was nice while it lasted.
She still takes time to "rest" in her bedroom each afternoon while she reads books or draws pictures. But she has assured me twice now that she will NOT fall asleep with her books like she used to do when she was a three year old girl. Because now she is four, and four year olds don't take naps. (Grrrrr that Hayden!)
The good news is that she slept in this morning much later than ever before. Which is good in preparation for Miss Penny's (Mindy's) visit next week!