In my brain, I quickly went through what would probably happen:
- let him up
- take him downstairs to eat
- it would take 3 hours to eat the Morning Star "corn dog" because he'd be distracted by A) toy cars, B) toy trucks, C) a burning need to watch Handy Manny, D) wanting to watch YouTube videos
- after all of that, it would be two hours later and he'd be cranky because he was overtired
Um. No. Not the scenario I had planned for the afternoon.
So I did what I thought was best in order to reach my goal of a well rested child, done napping before 4:30 pm. I gave him the corn dog and a sippy of water in his bed. I told him to eat and go to sleep.
I really don't want him thinking he can get out of napping by saying he's hungry. But I also don't want him thinking that it's okay to eat in bed.
It was one of those "lesser of the two evils" decisions.
A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do.