The Naptime Struggle

{A poem about naptime. Or lack thereof}

You yawn and then you look at me
Your bright blue eyes gone droopy
You lay your head down on my chest
Make sounds that mean ‘I’m sleepy’
And so I fill your bottle up
And grab your dummy too
We snuggle in your crib-side chair
You’ve given all the clues
But suddenly you’re wide awake
And furious I’m trying
To lay you down for a quick rest
‘HOW DARE YOU’ you are crying
And so I bring you back downstairs
Defeated by your shrieking
And just like that you’re tired again
Frustrated, wriggling, weepy

WHY?

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