Re: How many days with a young one?(3.5 year old)
Nope, my DS wasn't a napper when anything was going on either. He even fought going to sleep at night, didn't want to miss anything. Once in bed it took forever for him to fall asleep, he would not relax. We finally bought him a small TV with a VCR (back in the day) and popped in a Teenage Mutant Ninja tape. *poof* out in a matter of minutes. I took a lot of cr@p from others about the evils of TV and children. But it worked, he was far more rested in the morning.
Originally Posted by princessariel
My DD would crash in the stroller when small. We took 2 week trips in the fall throughout their childhood, till high school. DD 2 months old and my son was 14 months for their first trips. Both gave up naps by the time they were about 18 months old. If they did nap, they didn't go to bed for the night 'till 11pm. Not worth the trade off.
With my kids being 5 years apart in age often my DH & I would break off from each other, he'd take the older DS and do big kid rides while DD and I did smaller rides and even then she loved to browse in the kids sections of stores, sit down and caress the flowers (got me) she could watch the miniature train for long lengths of time, the kids kiosks at Epcot were also a big hit with her, she liked the Junior shows at the Studios. Future World was a big hit for both of them, but sadly little of FW of their childhood remains. Your DH might enjoy touring with just her part of the day, I enjoyed my time with DD at her pace.
My DD also did Winter Summerland mini golf at 3. That mini golf place has all holes pitched to the hole so it requires zero skill. She loved it, great photo ops, one of which was our Christmas card that year. We let her cheat and hold the club anyway she wished, she had a blast. Good times.
Some people are like Slinkies.
They aren't really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.