Brenna has decided that napping is over-rated.
I, on the other hand, do not agree. In fact, I think that naps are highly under-rated - both for myself and for my child.
Since, I am still bigger, older, and theoretically smarter, than my child, I get to make the decisions about who naps. And I decide that Brenna naps.
Granted, I can't actually force her to sleep. At least not without resorting to off-label, double-the-recommended dosage use of common OTC medication. So the rule for nap is: You don't have to sleep but you do have to stay in your room and be quiet for a minimum of 90 min. (Or until mommy decides she has had sufficient quiet time, whichever is longer.)
Which brings us to naptime this past Saturday. Brenna is in her room playing quietly. She has only come out about 35 times in the first 15 min to see if nap time is over. Under threat of not getting to go to her playdate later in the afternoon, she has retreated and remained in her room for about 25 consecutive minutes.
Mommy is enjoying some ACC basketball and a complete lack of 3-year old chatter.