Monday, July 13, 2009

Wake Up Baby!

My world revolves around my daughter's naps. I love the fact that she naps so well and she's on such a great schedule. I shouldn't complain because I know some of my great readers, who have kids who hate to nap are probably putting a hex on me right now. BUT, I hate the fact that I'm stuck at home with my two older kids between the hours of 9-11 and 1:30-3:30. Thankfully I have just enough time to get out for lunch or a trip to the grocery store.

I hated seeing the end of naps for my older kids, but with that sadness came a sense of freedom. I no longer had to drive frantically home from a play date with the windows open and radio blaring (I know you've done it) to keep my toddler awake until we got home for nap time. I could peruse the mall and not care what time it was. We could linger at the grocery store or a friends house.

Not anymore. I've started all over with baby number 3 and what's worse is I'm back to two naps a day with two bored older kids. I know what you are thinking, just let her sleep in the car or stroller. Well, you haven't met "Angry Baby." When my baby gets off her schedule, she reverts to her old nick name. You don't want to feel the wrath of Angry Baby. So, I sit here for four hours a day, stir crazy, entertaining the older kids.

3 comments:

NICO Designs said...

It is so good to see someone else suffering the nap blues! My friends think I am nuts to let the kids nap (9-11 and 1-3) when I could be taking them out. But then they have the angry kids running around screaming:)

Priscilla said...

oooh yes. My 4.5 year old has been so bored and watching too much tube and video games because of naps. I think this may be why our fast food budget is so high -- I can actually go our ofr lunch and a little shoppping but that is it.

ah .... but I think we may be approaching one nap.....

Trina said...

I feel for you. My friends have often deemed me the nap "nut" because I am so strict about my kids napping at home. It does create a problem with an older sibling who is not napping, but for me I have found the pay off is well worth it. Both of kids are great sleepers and are HAPPY!