Yes, I’m a stickler for a daily siesta, but sometimes it’s not as restful as I’d like. Here are the antics the girls got up to during one rest time.

Brioni, 3yo, July 2010
Brioni was lying in our bed, talking to imaginary friends and at one point started brushing her teeth.

Aisha, 5yo, July 2010
After using the toilet, Aisha spent a loooooooooooong time washing her hands (and all the bath toys) in the bathroom sink.

Calista, 2yo, + Delaney, 6 months old, July 2010
Calista (who shares a room with Delaney) moved into Dell's cot and started playing (very nicely, btw) with her sister.

So no one slept, but with everyone contained (and mostly quiet), at least I felt rested at the end of the time!