This is the face of an exhausted little girl who keeps skipping her naps…

She does make it in her crib–and will stay in there playing, singing, talking to her stuffed animals… but is not falling asleep for the past three days. I pick her up two hours later, and she’s still full of energy… yet is exhausted. I’m exhausted. Why won’t she sleep? She’s never had a problem falling asleep before… She’s only 2, and I refuse to forego naps altogether. “It’s just a phase, it’s just a phase…”

I really should be upset… but when I open her bedroom door, and she greets me with that smile (see below), how can I?… 

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