things I love - #2


After 3 years of motherhood, I have finally figured out that taking a nap when time allows is not a guilty pleasure. There should be no guilt associated whatsoever! I am more patient, more fun, and just generally a better mom and wife when I am well rested--and sometimes this requires a nap. Aaaaaaahhhhh, naps! Freedom! Parker doesn't take a nap everyday so I don't always have a time when I'm not needed, however I am jumping at every chance I can get nowadays. Wonderful, I tell you! I'm just not sure why I didn't figure this out sooner. Restorative sleep is so much more important than a clean house:)

And for fun....pictures from this very day in May in 2007. How they have grown!


Anonymous said...

Oh how the boys have grown...


PS I heart naps too

Sarah said...

Amen sister! Sleep when you can girl! I have even figured out how to take a little snooze when Emma won't nap. I just get her all situated with juice and her favorite snack on the couch, pop in her favorite movie, then lay on the couch with her or lay in her bed, which is right next to the living room. I've had to figure this out being pregnant, my body at times simply refuses to stay awake.
Love, Sarah

Aleah said...

When pregnant I could do it FOR SURE!
But not pregnant...ummm, I just can't! The kids would certainly escape or cause some sort of trouble. So you can nap for me too, okay?

Hope to talk with you soon....

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

I was just going to echo Sarah's sentiment. Amen to siestas!! =)

On a side note, Devyn just saw Parker's picture and said, "Mama, I like him!" Oh dear, do you think we've started something?!

Kati said...

Ah yes...naps! Too bad they don't happen enough for me around here!

jen said...

I hate to sound rude, but you have a 3 year old and you just figured this out?! ;)

Kim Heinecke said...

naps...and chocolate cake... :)

Rachel said...

oh the naps, they do the mama good!

Monica said...

A well rested mama is a better mama! That's what I say. As my kids have gotten older I don't need as many naps but about once every two weeks I go down for a big one. Boy is it ever great!!

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