I am not complaining. However, it seems odd to me that Calliope is still having two, two hour naps every day at 16 months. No, I haven’t looked online to verify. Mostly just that everyone who asks (and sleep is one of those things people constantly ask about when you have a young one) is shocked when I tell them. In any case, Michael and I had a little discussion last night that we were going to start working on pushing her first nap back so we can start getting ready for the transition to one nap. Apparently, it is going to happen any second. So this morning started off slow and she didn’t get up til about 7:40 which is about 40 minutes late for her usual schedule. I thought this was great. It will help in putting her down later for her first nap. I could easily wait until 10 instead of the usual 9AM. But this was not in the cards according to Calliope. I was sitting on the sofa in the TV room sending a client email plus a couple of personal ones and here Calliope comes from her bedroom and out of the hallway with a binky in her mouth. She doesn’t use a binky except to sleep. She either found it in her bed/crib and it was close enough to the edge for her to grab it, or it was on the edge of her dresser drawer just within reach. I’m not sure which. And of course, she was mighty proud. Smiling from ear to ear despite the binky in her mouth. After it was clear I was paying attention, she promptly started doing all the things that indicate for me to follow her which includes little barks, a slight bend at the waist in order to lean forward and emphasize the importance of her little barking and then walking down the hall, coming back to make sure I was coming and then heading back down the hall. Its quite adorable and quite understandable that I got off my derriere to follow. As Michael is fond of saying, she has us well trained. Halfway down the hall, she must have got tired of me lollygagging and took matters into her own hands, quite literally, and grabbed my finger and proceeded to haul me into her bedroom straight to her crib where she grabbed at it and shook it. It was pretty clear that it was time for a nap, and it was only 9:30. What can I say, the girl likes her schedule.