To Nap or not to Nap

Over the last little while we’ve been having some bedtime issues with Jacob. When he has his afternoon nap he doesn’t want to go to bed, sometimes it’s 10 or 11 before he finally goes down for the night. So you think get rid of his nap, but that’s easier said then done. Right now when Jacob doesn’t nap he becomes grumpy and acts out by 4, It’s even worse if you try to shorten his nap by waking him up.

JacobSleeping

If fact in the last six weeks I can trace all of Jacobs major melt downs, at home and in public to him being over tired. This isn’t a good thing. So the question is what is the solution? I’m thinking the only solution is taking the nap away and living through grumpy Jacob until he adjusts to a earlier bedtime and perhaps a slightly later wake up time. The question is when is best to deal with the Grumpy Jacob. I don’t think it’s fair to have Melissa dealing with it alone while I work and she is at home with the kids, but it will take longer then a weekend. So do we wait till I’m off around Christmas? But do we really want to have moody Jacob at all the different family occasions during that time? Any thoughts from the interweb?

MRJ
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