Playing along with Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer. Visit her blog for lots of ideas.
Occasionally, I intend for my kids to take naps in the car, like on road trips. However, most often I would prefer for them not to sleep because I want them to nap when we get home, thus preserving my sanity. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to keep them awake if we are approaching nap time. You know, not because they are all that tired but because the car just has that sleepy effect.
So, this was a delimma until recently. I discovered that if you roll down the window closest to them they perk right up! This is especially effective if it is chilly out. Now, you might ask, is this a little mean? Well, maybe a little, but it is much worse for everyone if Mama is deprived of afternoon naptime. Survival, people, it’s all about survival. Works for me!