Hi all. My 2.5 yo can be difficult. I realize her behavior is typical of her age, but my oldest child was far more agreeable at this age, so this is somewhat new. She often acts tired in the mornings, will rest on my shoulder, but will not let me lay her down for a nap. My back is killing me from hauling her around. I just want to put her down and get some housework done. Some days she won't nap and then becomes cranky at dinnertime, other days, she'll take a late nap and stay up until 10PM. Of course, that doesn't mean she'll sleep in past 6. When she's not acting tired, she is great at entertaining herself and pretending to help me. I came on here to escape for a minute and vent. I'm getting a bit stressed thinking of Christmas and not having the free hands to do anything.