While preparing for our school year I recently revamped our MOTH schedule. Quiet Time has always been scheduled during a two-hour block each afternoon. However, since Lil’ Nut decided a couple of months ago that she didn’t require a nap anymore, I shortened Quiet Time to just one hour. That gives everyone just enough time to rest and relax for a little while before our read-aloud time and chores.
Lil’ Nut has some new-found freedom. She can play quietly on the floor or look at books, but she’s not allowed to come out of her room or be noisy. She was so excited to not have to spend QT in her bed anymore, and I imagined that she would happily play the hour away hosting a tea party for her dolls. I’ve been popping in to check on her each afternoon, and this is what I’ve been finding.
Now that she doesn’t have to stay in her bed, she’s actually wants to–and she’s falling asleep! Today when she woke up she said, “I was feeling a little bit lazy, and my bed wanted me to rest on it.”
I’ve learned something important, though. If you don’t wake said three year old up at the end of Quiet Time, she will be wired up and ready to play at bedtime.
Susan P. says
This was such a cute post ~ tell Lil’ Nut that a lot of afternoons my bed wants me to rest on it, too;o)
She is just too cute!
That is funny. She is learning young that what we MUST do we don’t want to do, and what we don’t want to do we end up doing.
By the way, didn’t the apostle Paul say something of the same 🙂
She is ADORABLE. Love, love, love that curly red hair.
How funny! My girls used to do the same thing. The 8 yo still insists she doesn’t need a nap but sometimes I find her taking one during our quiet time! Kids are so funny! I love the comment your daughter made about how her bed needed her to rest on it!
That is SUCH a precious post. Just another reason I L-O-V-E Homesdchooling!
Oh how precious to find them sleeping and she is a little doll!
Oh what a sweet moment you caught on film! 🙂
Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) says
he he…My sister and I used to do that all the time when we were young. We would play house and then say “now it is time to take a nap” and we would both fall asleep.
Your daughter looks so precious.
Have a wonderful week.