Lately I have been watching a friend's little 1 year old girl, Taylor. I realize more and more each day how much Tucker does not ever want to sleep. He just wants to be up with the party even when there is no party going on. At nap time, all I have to do for Taylor is set her in the little pack-and-play with a blanket and leave the room. She doesn't hardly even cry. Tucker on the other hand... I have to do the checklist.
Even then, he still makes this terrible moaning noise like I have just ruined his whole day. If I leave the room too early, he starts screaming and will scramble to sit up. He will put his hands around the "prison" bars, like maybe if he shakes them, somehow he can break free from this terrible prison time called nap time. Pretty much, I can just hear his words through his baby talk, "Mom! You can't do this too me!" Eventually he does go to sleep. Oh boy.