All week, Nessie has refused to nap. She's exhausted but will not relax herself enough to sleep. As the afternoon goes on, she becomes more and more of a nightmere - she screeches, she picks fights with the other kids, she doesn't eat her dinner, she acts drunk almost. Today, we reached a new low at nap time.
I put her down for an early nap (like usual) since she has swim class in the late afternoon. I read her two books. I tucked her in and it was quiet for almost 1.5 hours. When I entered her room to wake her up for swimming, she was covered in dark-colored acrylic paint (which she stole from me and hid), her bed, sheets and pillow was covered in paint, she had ripped up a book and it was covered. I almost couldn't believe my eyes. I threw her in the bathtub, and started questioning her. I just wanted her to admit that she was supposed to be sleeping. Even after pouring several rounds of very cold water on her (social services, please understand why this needed to be done), she still wouldn't say that she was supposed to be sleeping.