1. I will eat peas, but only on every second Thursday of the month and/or days that start out cloudy and end up sunny. Don't ask me how I know how the day will end up, I just do. And then and only then will I eat peas.
2. I will down sweet potatoes like they are mint chocolate chip ice cream, which i hear is one of the better things in life, unless you offer them to me with the purple spoon and it's a Tuesday and I've already pooped twice that day. Then you should remove them from my sight post haste or risk the consequences.
3. I hate meat of all kinds so don't even try. It's a matter of conscience. On second thought keep trying I may eat an entire jar just to spite that squirrel who made a strange face at me in the park.
4. I love love love yogurt. I will always eat yogurt. Except when I won't.
The sleeping/nap thing is really the bear though. As I did not realize before I became a parent, babies go from taking multiple naps a day to taking a few naps a day to taking two naps to one nap. Who knew? We've been comfortably in the two-nap mode since September, very predictable. She wakes up at 7 am, she goes down for a nap at 9 am, she wakes up at 11 am, she goes down at 2-3 pm, she wakes up at 4 pm, she goes to bed at 7 pm. Perfect routine, perfect child! But she is apparently "transitioning" again. It started with her waking up at 6 am instead of 7 am, not a popular choice with mom. But mom can handle it, I'll just keep her up later, no sweat. But now she has started in on the sacred nap schedule. Today I put her down at 9 am and she cried and fussed until I finally caved and went and got her at 9:30. At 10:00 I tried again, thinking the child must be exhausted. Try again! How about at 11, Charlotte? Nope, not interested. Noon? Please? OK, I will sleep now. You may go about your business.
I am assuming/hoping/praying that the one nap is a long one, otherwise I am probably screwed. And by a 10 month old no less.