Ok, please feel free to weigh-in on this.
Carter is in that small 20% of kids his age that still NEEDS a morning nap. I'm not forcing it by any means. After about 2 to 2 1/2 hours of being awake, I ask if he is ready for a nap and he almost always walks himself over to the baby gate and we go upstairs and down he goes. He naps about an hour and a half each morning.
He also naps for an hour to 2 hours every afternoon.
That said, I've been trying to schedule more activities with kids his age. Here is the problem. They pretty much are always scheduled for 10:30 and we usually need 20 - 30 minutes to get there. This seems to always mean that I have to wake him from his nap. Sure, he gets a good hour in, but I HATE to wake him.
So.... do I wake him so that I can take him to these "fun" activities (I say "fun" because sometimes they aren't fun with a toddler who has been woken up from his nap) or, do I let him sleep since he seems to need it??
FYI: This morning I decided to wake him. I went in and did the "C'mon little man, time to get up" and he didn't so much as stir so, I then changed my mind and ran from the room. He's been asleep another 15 minutes so far...