Bed time around here was getting to be no fun. Well, less fun than normal. It was taking
Nap time, it was the same story. Taking too long to get to sleep, by the time the littles were asleep, it was too late in the afternoon, so I'd have to wake them.
These days, we've been skipping the naps, and having "quiet time". Watching a movie or reading quietly so mommy can get some much needed
About 4 o'clock, you can start to see we're all tired. Jeven falls asleep watching
And then there's me. By 4 o'clock, my brain is so "full" of mothering-stuff, I can't think straight. Even though we're having "quiet time", I'm still
No nap time has changed my life. I compare it to when my kids were FINALLY out of diapers. It changed my life. No more poopy pants. No more spending oodles of money we don't have on diapers.
But, on the other hand, all that's being replaced with stopping at every restroom in every public place we've ever been. Sometimes more than once per visit. Teaching them to wipe their own tushies.
No nap time means no more rearranging my schedule around when the kids have to take naps. We can now do errands ALL. DAY. If I chose too. Which, I am not insane (yet) so I have yet to make that choice. But, it does "free" me up.
On the other hand, there's no time for myself. Unless I lock myself in my room and blog. Which I'm doing now. But, the pounding and whining "I'm hungry! I've only eaten everything in the house and I'm still hungry" is distracting.
So. I will end with this: I miss nap time. It's been part of my day to day life for 11 years. But, there is something to be said about curling up with a small child that is my own, on the couch and watching "How to Train Your Dragon" for the upteenth time this week.
I'll take it.