Thought you were going to get a nap today? Ha! So did I. Unfortunately when you go to a major theme park or museum, there just isn't time or the will to go back to the hotel for that precious allotment.
Going to the CA Science Museum was huge! Not only did they have tons of great hands-on activities and exhibits, it kept the kids awake from eleven to three. This is Mommy's favorite time of the day: nap time.
We have a stroller in the back of the car, but instead of pushing it through the entire museum, we decided the kids could walk and therefore wouldn't fight over it. That saved the screaming and pushing completely. Did it help the becoming tired meltdowns? Nope. My guys are little troopers. They willingly stayed up during nap time and continued to stroll around the museum.
At least the museum was kid friendly. The kids were so tired that there were bouts of not listening. "C'mon, honey. Let's go see the next thing". I asked my son if he was ready for a nap. "Yes!" He fell asleep in the car as my daughter, not much older, stayed up the entire drive back to the hotel (a good half hour). She was very concerned about earthquakes. Out of everything in the museum, it was earthquakes.
That night the hotel had several pools, so as Lizzy had trouble listening, my son had a great time. So this goes to show that kids really do need naps, even when traveling. So when we venture through Disneyland and Carsland, we'll have to see what we can do about taking a nap. Including Mommy and Daddy. It's a much necessary part of vacation, especially for the parents.