Naps have been getting long, yesterday both kids napped for three hours in the afternoon. It was pure lovely ness. Made even more lovely by my being able to nap too which made the waking nice for all of us.

Ah naptime. For mommy’s that means a chance to breath in and out, perhaps this feels like the first deep in and out breath that you’ve had all morning.

Next: Decide what to do.

Clean house, do laundry, check email, call somebody, exercise, or try to lay down for a snoozy too. That’s my list and usually I just get one or two of the things done. I’m sure every Mommy’s list differs here and there, same general idea though. The list is half things that are work; half that are play.
If I’m being mature and reasonable I consider what would be most useful, you know…benefit more people than myself. Then there are those times when I just do whatever I want, which today was what I did. I lay down and tried to put on snooze. It didn’t work, so I went into the TV room where I fully intended to work out, but opted for watching a movie rather than popping in the ole Denise Austin tape. Yeah. Another day, right.

Carly woke up ten minutes into the movie so I fed her and settled down with her and put the movie on again, Deeder woke up half an hour later and the game was off. No more TV for mama!

And with that, the list of nap time possibilities off for the day.

However, if the momma really did want to accompish something during naptime she may bring this list out again after bedtime. I rarely do this. There have been the times when I’ve cleaned bathrooms, vacuumed and scrubbed floors after 8pm but I can’t claim that I do that every night, or even weekly.

Deeder and I did get two loads of laundry done (thank you automatic washer and dryer inventer person, you rock my world!) and put away. OK. I still have to put away the second load.

Thank you to those of you who prayed for my sanity on having Darren go back to work. We’ve all felt your prayers! Deeder’s been so good, Carly has been her usual baby self and I’m keeping my cool which is super good. We even went outside today–Deeder only ran away twice, both times he *didn’t* get run over by a car. I thought of telling him that we had to go inside because he didn’t listen then I decided that this time that wouldn’t be fair because it had been so long since I’d taken him outside to play.

Darren’s first day back was a little hard for him, I can tell that Deeder and I need to do a better job with making sure that Daddy gets his needed rest after getting home.

Wondering why this post is so long? It’s because I’m putting of working out. Oh why does that have to be in my procrastination pile?

4 Responses to “naptime”

  1. Gramma Momma says:

    Nice to read a long post by you, Sweetie. I’m glad actually that you’re not working too hard too soon. You’ll get into the groove as you get stronger. Enjoy the children; you’re doing fine. :)

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  2. Marylin says:

    It’s good to hear you’re taking things a little easier for now – remember you’re not ‘supposed’ to lift anything heavier than the baby until she’s 6 weeks! Please don’t overdo it with anything til after then – even the exercising!

    Well done for doing so well now Darren’s back at work – it’s hard but feels like you’ve really accomplished something at the end of the day doesn’t it?
    ((hugs)) to you!

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  3. lauren says:

    Happy Thursday! It sounds like things will soon fall into place w/ the 2 children routine :) it’ll come in time, dont press it. (that laundry will wait for you!)
    Anyway, I certainly do hope that you guys have a fantastic 4th of July weekend.
    Take it easy – and grab that rest when you can!

  4. Kathie says:

    Cheers and hugs to all of you! Laura, you’re doing a great job with two! I do remember some posts a while back when you weren’t as confident. And I do think that napping should count as something that benefits everyone. A well-rested mother is so much better able to deal with the “ups and downs” of small children:).

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