Yesterday, they both were happily playing together but it was getting pretty late in the day. Finally, at 3:45 I decided I'd better put them down for their afternoon nap or it was going to get too late. I hated to interrupt them playing because they were so content at that moment, but I also knew that they needed sleep too. Usually I put them down in the afternoon around 2:30 or 3:00, but we took a long walk with a pit stop at a park to play, so we were a bit behind schedule.
I should have went with my gut instinct and just let them keep playing because they wanted absolutely nothing to do with taking a nap. At 4:15 I decided to just go in and save them from their I-don't-want-to-nap misery because at that point, if they finally fell asleep I'd just have to go in and wake them up shortly anyway!
Sooooo....... I've decided that it was time to make the switch. Even if they do end up taking an afternoon nap, it's usually not worth the extreme grumpiness that happens when they wake up from said nap.
Today is our first (purposeful) attempt at taking only one nap a day. They have been asleep now for almost an hour now. My fear and resistance of making the switch is that I don't want their one naps to turn into being short, 45-60 minute naps. I hope that they will transition to taking 2-3 hour naps. They need the sleep, especially since our night time sleeping has been a struggle lately too, and I need it for my sanity!
We'll see how this goes...