Three-year-olds are too big to take naps! You say I need a nap 'cause I get grouchy and whiny in the afternoon. But that does not mean that I need a nap. It means I need to watch a movie or play on the computer. I know! I need to play on the iPad or the Wii right now.
Actually, I think I just need cookies and ice cream! I am sure that would make things better.
Just because I fall asleep in the van whenever we go somewhere in the afternoon does not mean that I need a nap.... it just means that riding in the van is boring.
(When this kid falls asleep in the van, he is dead to the world. You can open and close doors, talk to him... whatever. He won't wake up! I have carried him into the house and he will sleep through it all. This wouldn't be a problem, except he wakes up grouchy. Ahh the joys of motherhood.)