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06:00 am: yes, I lied
Yesterday after lunch, Teddy got into the present closet. Even worse, he saw into the present box.

There are Thomas the Tank Engine trains and tracks in that box. He wailed for about a half-hour that he needed to play with Thomas and Friends. When his large collection of Thomas toys proved unsatisfactory, when he insisted he needed new Thomas and Friends, I lied to him. I told him that the boxes were empty and that we didn't have any new ones. I don't want to lie to him, of course, but I also don't want to give in to tantrums. And I don't want to add to the proliferation of toys... at least not without cause. Like Christmas.

It was painful. For the second time ever*, he didn't have a nap. He nursed until I was sore. He snuggled in my arms. He rocked in the stroller. He. would. not. sleep.

And of course this was a day that I was up at 4:15 (he didn't awaken until after 6:00, so that's not it). I'd halfway thought I might take a nap myself, given that I started work at 5:30.

He did fall asleep before 7:30, and slept straight through until 5:15 (not me; I was up at 4... oh well), but he's definitely not ready to give up naps.

:yawn:


* I think. The second time I remember, anyway.

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