Mommy’s Nap Time Routine

Glorious, glorious nap time.  It’s my second favorite time of the day, following my morning hug from LoveBug.  I love being around my SnugaWuga, but having that short break in the middle of the day to just relax is heaven sent.  I can feel the anticipation as 12:30 pm approaches.  Half an hour left before nap time!  It kinda sounds bad, but I’m sure that all parents out there can relate.  I love my baby dearly, but after a cranky or active morning, I need my lunch break just like any other worker.

Everyday I go through the same routine of thoughts and emotions when 1 pm hits:

Feeling free.  Freedom!  I’m not exaggerating when I say that the excitement of nap time is the same feeling one would get when leaving work.  When you have that, “don’t ask me for shit, I’m going home” face. To be able to sit, uninterrupted, on the jonette and scroll through Facebook until my legs fall asleep… Then reality sinks in and I have to make…

Decisions, decisions, decisions.  My first thought is that I have the world at my fingertips and the possibilities of what I can freely do are ENDLESS!  Bwahahahaha!  (My evil villain laugh).  Except… the kitchen is messy, laundry needs to be folded and what about working out?  Ugh, responsibility is such a buzzkill.  On the other hand, my DVR and couch are calling me.  “Aaangelaaa, I’m super soft and The Blacklist is waiting for youuuu.”  So then I’m hit with…

Pressure to make the right choice.  Insert the saying: take it day by day.  If I’m feeling extra tired, then resting is important.  If I’m feeling determined and energetic, then being productive is the way to go.  Ok, I’ve finally decided on what I’ll do when…

Back to work.  “Mamaaa Mamaaa!”  I hear my LittleBearCub calling out for MamaBear.  “NOOOO I wasn’t ready!” (In my Kevin Hart voice).  At this point I am wondering if I made the right decision.  Should I have started dinner?  Should I have taken a nap?  But it’s too late!  Welp, time for one last solitary pee.

What would I do if I had a two kids?  Woosah!  Day by day, mommy, day by day.

3 thoughts on “Mommy’s Nap Time Routine

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