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.”