instinctual allelomimetic behavior in herd animals? It's basically a copycat behavior that social animals perform--they see their neighbor do it and think it's a worthy idea. Apparently children can be categorized into "herd animals."
The girls and I hadn't really been doing anything strenuous as we are all still weakened by a series of merciless sicknesses. When the sniveling began, I tried my best to be pleasant and ignore the incessant, inconsolable whining.
Lunch time rolled around so I put on a pot of water for some mac 'n' cheese. Apparently seven minutes is an eternity to toddlers.
In total, the nap only lasted about fifteen minutes but it did wonders for their demeanor. And mine. Here's hoping happiness endures!