O Peaceful Afternoon, How I Miss Thee!

There are many “job perks” of being a stay at home mom. One of these little perks is that wonderful time in the afternoon when all the kids are taking a nap. This peaceful little hour and half should probably be filled with useful endeavors (laundry anyone?), but it’s much more gratifying spent with a book, a phone call with a friend, or a nap of my own.

But alas, my two boys have finally abandoned the afternoon nap. There are times, like today, when I try and force it upon them but it’s a useless effort. Their will to stay awake is incredibly strong.

I am slowly accepting that this little hour and half of peace is gone forever, but I will mourn it for quite some time!

I’m sure that in four short years when all the kids are in school all day, I will long for the days when all three of them were running loudly around the house in the afternoons. But right now I just long for my quiet time! (Did I mention I have a headache today? Maybe that’s affecting my viewpoint!)

“Think what a better world it wold be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about
three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”

- Robert Fulgham

Being silly – Lauyrn thinks it’s hysterical when they all squeeze in her teeny bed.

3 comments on “O Peaceful Afternoon, How I Miss Thee!

  1. Mama Knifton – How funny! I guess this was an appropriate picture to go with my story. :-) The boys have been out of their toddler beds and into a bunk bed for a while now, but they still all squeeze into Lauryn’s bed occasionally just for laughs!

  2. My older two are outgrowing naps. However, we have mandatory quiet time after lunch. The little ones nap. The older ones must be on their beds. They can have a book or a little toy or something. But there is no noisy play. It’s a requirement for their mother’s mental health! :-)

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