D is now at that stage where she will try to get out of napping as often as possible. It is almost impossible to get her to go down for a nap if I just say, "Okay, it's time for a nap." While that's worked in the past for the longest time, now she just fights it. She will sit in her room, roll around on her bed, sing, talk whatever but she will not sleep.
Nowadays, if we try to get her to nap on her own she will cry and if tired enough, eventually will go to sleep. Now some might say that she might be over her naps. Well, yeah. I would be inclined to think so if she didn't always fall right asleep whenever we pack her up in the car to go someplace. So the scenario is we try to tell her to nap. She fights it, does whatever in her bedroom for maybe in hour. Well, since she is not napping then we decide to go do something else. Of course, if we just stay home for the rest of the afternoon or we go walking then of course, she's kept busy and will not fall asleep. But if we take a stroller or jump in the car, she is fast asleep.
Can you imagine how annoying that is? Here we are waiting for her to take her nap and then since she's "decided not to nap" we then decide to do something and then she falls asleep. No good.
So, she DOES need her nap, she just is trying to exercise her right to avoid them.
The funny thing is while I am driving her around, trying to get her to fall asleep, she is talking my ear off. She is asking questions about the day, she is singing and then today, she is even talking to herself and announcing that she is talking to herself. Funny, but also a little bit like, "D! STOP TALKING! RELAX so you can fall asleep." :o)