Naptime Woes

I'm currently sitting here typing as I listen to my 2 1/2 year old knock on the door and yell, "Mommy, I want to come out!" You see it's naptime at the Lostroh house. 

Odessa Rose is currently sleeping snug in her crib and has been for the past hour and a half.  But my little Sheridan is currently locked in her room. 

Yes, locked. 

I turned the knob around to lock it from the outside because at any time she sees fit, she thinks she can come out. 

I've made sure there is nothing for her climb or hurt herself on, but a "mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do" to get her child to take a nap and this is what it's come down to. 

I've told her as long as I can't hear her she's free to take a nap or play but she's not coming out for a while because all of us (especially mommy needs some quiet time!) 


So each time I have to go in there to tell her to be quiet I take another toy.

I currently don't know if this is making much of a difference, but I've found that being a parent is a constant trial and error project. 

Any other parents feeling this way?

Anyone else out there currently battling naptime with a toddler?

Anyone else feeling hopeless when it comes to getting a little quiet time around your house?

Am I alone out here?

I'll pray for you if you pray for me, deal?

Sending love,

One nap-deprived Momma!

Cooped Up Cowboy's Wife- Candace