The girls have flirted with the idea of not napping in the past. We have four or five days of no sleep and miserable evenings. I push through it and we get back on track. I think we are officially nearing the end. The past week yielded only two naps and complete belligerence about the idea of napping. I fought and fought and fought the end of naps and realized the only person fighting was me.
I have given in... sort of. We have instituted a new "policy". For a half and hour we have "quiet time" in their beds. They have to lay down and be quiet for half and hour. If they are still awake after that time they can come downstairs and finish "quiet time" on the sofa. If they fall asleep, even better!
The problem we are experiencing is that by about 7 o'clock they are both ready to meltdown. I would like to say I could just put them to bed that early but our life doesn't really permit that. I am naively hopeful that come summer and swimming and running around all day that naps will make a comeback. I have tried to set up a scenario where that can happen. I guess we'll see.