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sleepzzzzNighttime sleep battles are nothing new, but I think we’re reaching new heights with our 4-year-old.

Part of our problem, to be frank, rests with our day care, which has a 3-hour (yes, 3-hour) quiet time every day, from noon to 3 p.m. We don’t get there until after 1 p.m. because of our new preschool, but that still gives our 4-year-old up to 2 hours of nap.

That’s way too long, in our view, and it keeps him up until 11 p.m. or later. We’ve tried to address the issue with our day care, because our kids typically don’t nap at when we’re home with them on weekends.

Hopefully it’ll resolve soon. Kids 4 and above, in my view, don’t typically need lengthy naps. And we (my wife, particularly) are tired of the late-night bedtime sessions.

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On another front, we were talking politics Monday night, and our 7-year-old asked who we favored. We mentioned our choice, and noted our reasons.

Here was his take on the situation: If he were running for president, he’d lower taxes for everyone, because then people would have more money to spend on things. He’d also end wars and have people “talk things out.”

It’s not a complete platform, but it’s a good start. I know I’d vote for him. He was a little dejected, though, that he can’t run for president right now.

You never know. It could happen.

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