Precious Naptime


Before I had a child I was totally annoyed by those people who said, "Oh, that time's not going to work for us.  That's naptime."

Now that I have a child, though, I totally get it.

Naptime is sacred time.  Naptime is precious time.  Not only because it is "me time," but because naps magically put my child in a better mood.  She may go to sleep a bit cranky, but she is all smiles and giggles when she wakes up.  Seriously, it's like magic.

Unfortunately this past weekend our naptime routine fell by the wayside.  And on Saturday afternoon we were left with one very cranky toddler who decided that all she needed was a little shut-eye while snuggling next to her pops.

And on Sunday morning we were left with a little one (who adamantly refuses to wear a shirt, by the way) who randomly fell asleep on our bedroom floor at 10 a.m.

And then on Sunday night we were left with a little one who was still awake at 9 p.m., literally jumping up and down in her crib, and all I could think was "this can't be good."

And then last night she woke up at 3 a.m. yelling "I want read books." 

I think it's time to turn back into one of those annoying people. 


  1. I'm totally one of those annoying people - even more annoying is the fact that sometimes my son will only nap for 30 minutes (barely long enough to shower) and other times two hours (enough time to actually do something). I think I need him to nap more than he needs it :)

  2. Gorgeous photos! Yes, hang on to that naptime. It makes a good mama naptime too. I only got the hang of this by my third child. Naps are good for everyone!

  3. so sweet! i hear you about naptime. it is catch up time for me!

  4. mmmm, naps, delicous! Everyone needs a nap! We schedule around naptime too. ;) Welcome to parenthood. LOL!

    And next time yell back "mommy want sleep!" :)


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