Thank you! ❤ Yes, I briefly experimented with trying to write on my computer while I’m with her, and it just did not work.

The one exception is, we still do a daily nap, so a couple times, she’s insisted on “waking up” after a very short amount of time, and I’ll tell her, “Well, you can play by yourself in the living room, but you know I write during this time, so I’m not gonna be any fun. I’m just gonna be writing, not playing.” And then she tries and tries to get me to play, and I just keep writing and occasionally shrugging at her, haha. It’s not like I can get much done during that, but I figure my consistency with that — sticking to what I said, that I’m gonna be no fun — will reinforce that she really should just nap when it’s nap time, haha. So far, so good.

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They

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