As I've said before, Buddy is right on the verge of not needing the naps anymore. If it's been a laid-back day we might not need it, but any day with excitement needs at least an hour of napping.
For instance: on Saturdays, we have a chill day (usually). We go to the library for story-time, maybe go out and get lunch, clean house, and do other relatively calm activities. Those days, it might be OK to skip nap.
Here's an example of when it's not OK. Buddy has been with his dad for a few days. This probably means late bedtimes, lots of junk food and movies, and probably lots of outside time. This is great time to spend with Dad, Buddy loves it, and I want them to be able to relax and enjoy each other. However, this means that for the next 2 days, Buddy will have a confused schedule which will make it hard to take his nap at daycare. Meanwhile, we still have our own stuff planned, lessons and parks and plenty of other fun things.
This basically means that Wednesdays and Thursdays, my first few days with Buddy each week, end up being hell. Kiddo starts to get upset and horrible by around 7pm each night, but won't fall asleep until around 9. Every single situation causes a fight, and it ends up with me taking away TV in the morning out of desperation! Which, of course, leads to a rough morning.
I'm getting really frustrated. I can't wait till this summer, when Buddy and I can sleep in, stay up late, and enjoy ourselves doing whatever we want :)