My daughter has suddenly started refusing her nap. Instead of sleeping, I routinely hear her "reading" books, singing songs, and talking to her imaginary friends. Which is fine, because mommy is still getting a much needed mid-day break from the kids.
Today I noticed that her bedroom light was on during nap time. I popped my head in and was greeted by a toddler running around her bedroom like a wild monkey. I asked her to get back in bed, but I didn't make a huge stink about her nap-time escapade. Well, tonight I noticed that her bedroom light was on again. I opened the door and found my daughter snuggled up in her rocking chair singing Roy G. Biv, while looking at a pictures of a rainbow. It was beyond adorable, but I explained that it was time to go to sleep, put her back in bed, and turned off her light. At 10pm (yes, you read that correctly - TEN O'CLOCK AT NIGHT), I noticed that her bedroom light was on once again. I walked in and found her playing in her toy box. Rinse and repeat.
She is such an independent little thing. On one hand it is adorably cute that she gets out of bed, turns on the light, and plays independently in her room. Yet on the other hand, no three-year-old should be up playing at 10pm. Go to bed stinker!