My beautiful four year old girl, still has an afternoon nap. Every day at around two o’clock, she jumps into her bed or even mine, and dozes off for at least an hour an a half. I know I’m lucky, it nearly ended a while back but I persisted (if she didn’t want to sleep, it was relax and quiet time in bed instead). But eventually she knew what I knew, that she still needed that nap to survive without being a wild animal until her bed time.
I know one day soon it will end. I usually spend the time tidying up, doing washing and other household chores, but the realisation that soon her naps will eventually stop, plus I’ll have a baby on my hands, has meant I’ve started to savour these times and make them time for me!!
It may sound selfish, but stuff it, the washing can wait until she wakes, and then I’ll do it while she plays out in the fresh air and we chat! Instead now, I’ll read, I’ll watch trashy TV, or spend time on the computer catching up on Blogs and actually commenting because I have the time. I’ll visit Pinterest and daydream, I’ll tweet away with some people who I don’t know in real life but that I have a connection to. Sometimes I will stuff my face, and other times I go out on the treadmill and go for a walk (while watching trashy TV).
But for now, while she sleeps, it’s all about me, it’s selfish and I love it! What do you do when you have them tucked up?