What do you do when you are invited to events that conflict with nap time? Fortunately, we haven't had that many and if it were really important, I guess we'd just go and deal with the consequences. But I'm feeling kind of guilty because my cousin is throwing a birthday part for her son next weekend and it's down in Richmond at 12:30pm, right at Warner's nap time. So basically, he'd be in the car for at least 2 hours where he probably wouldn't fall asleep, then at the time he usually sleeps, he'd be over-stimulated at a party full of 2 year olds.
We have a bunch of stuff going on next weekend, so it would have been difficult to go anyway. But when I saw what time it was and imagined the previous scenario in my head, I thought "there's no way that will work". Warner is a good napper, but he's terrible when he doesn't nap--this kid needs his sleep. Just yesterday I got him down for his nap late (bad mommy!) and he had a hard time falling asleep because he was over-tired and then he didn't sleep as long as he normally does and he was fussy all afternoon.
Does anyone else deal with this? I hate to be a slave to his nap schedule and be that mom that's all "oh no, MY CHILD MUST SLEEP! it's most important thing in the world" but it seems like whenever we mess with it the results are bad :-(