Claire still takes a nap in the afternoon, some days more willingly than others. On the days that we’re really active, her nap is not only necessary, but usually comes easily. Yesterday was no exception. We’d had a really busy morning, which involved an hour-long-session at the local gymnastics place. For an hour, the kids can run around with parental supervision, playing on the bouncy floor, climbing all over these really cool foam-like shapes, walking on the balance beams, swinging from a rope, and hanging like monkeys on the uneven bars. It’s awesome. It’s $2 for the hour. (Every time I see the price, that quote from one of my favorite movies pops into my head. “I want my two dollars!” Bonus points to the people who actually get that reference.) 🙂
Then, we got to go to the Emissions Testing place to get Momma’s car tested! It’s hard to believe that my car has reached that milestone. (Out here, new cars are exempt until their fifth year, and then you have to do it every two years…my car is a 2004, so it’s time!) Thankfully, it passed with flying colors, and Claire was really good during the entire process. They have it set up so that those waiting can watch the corresponding graphs for each car being tested on the computer monitors, which, I have to say, is really cool.
After lunch, I had to do some things in my office. Claire and Merlin were playing in her room. Now, keep in mind, her naptime was coming up, but I wanted to wrap up one last thing before going to battle. Then, I realized that it was very quiet in her room. That usually is cause for alarm. (You would think that loud and rowdy would be cause for alarm, but quiet is often worse. Plots thicken in the quietness. Covert operations are conducted in the quietness. Schemes thrive in the quietness.) So, I peeked in her room.
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Dastardly plans weren’t being enacted. In fact, both Claire and Merlin were napping! Had I requested she take a nap, and had I wanted Merlin to sit still with her, I’m sure I would have been met with resistance. But, if it’s their idea? We all win.
And for the record, as you can see, only one of them is really napping… 😉