Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tell Me a Story

Yesterday, I wanted to take some pictures of Elanor in her new summer clothes. However, I could not get her to look at the camera or sit/stand still for longer than 30 seconds.  So, we sat down and I asked her to tell me a story. She told me three.

{Did anyone else think of Gimli saying to Legolas "She gave me three" referring to strands of Galadriel's hair?--I did...}

While I clicked my little camera as fast as I could, Elanor told me about Rapunzel being locked in a tall tower, Snow White falling down dead after eating a poisoned apple, and Aurora meeting Prince Phillip in the forest.

 I had a hard time not putting all of them on, but here are quite a few of them:

She is talking about Rapunzel's hair, I believe.
She is so sad that Mother Gothel is mean and locked Rapunzel in the tower.
But... Flynn Rider.
Happily Ever After.
Another story... Snow White!

The Queen is scary.

The Prince comes!
...and gives Snow White a kiss!
Another story... Sleeping Beauty (this one is short, though.)

Something about meeting Prince Phillip in the forest.
She is a pretty good story teller.

But.... not such a good napper. I better go remind her once again, that nap time is not playtime. She took a nap yesterday and everyday this weekend but not three of the days last week. It is not like she can actually handle not sleeping--she gets super cranky and then falls asleep at five and is a super crank if I wake her. I have already taken her teddy and all dolls and animals away, put her chair in front of her closet, moved her and her mattress to the bathroom and threatened to not let her play outside after her "nap" unless she goes to sleep. What else can I do? I have talked nicely, talked seriously, yelled (unfortunately, I am only human), threatened, taken things away, yet she still does not listen and gets out of bed. Tyler put her to bed this weekend and she slept. I did all the same things he did, but still nothing. Granted she did nap for me yesterday. Any advice?


  1. These pictures are so adorable!

    Boo about naptime.. wish I had advice!! But ..we're not quit there yet...
    Hope you figure something out!

  2. This has to be one of your cutest posts ever! I love how expressive she is in each picture. I can practically hear her telling the stories. :)

    Of course, I don't have any nap-time advice, either. I simply remember my own I-should-be-napping escapades. ;) However, I wish you luck!