All Hail the Glory of the Nap!

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Here’s the thing about struggling with getting your baby on a schedule: you succumb to the exquisite rareness of the quiet moments and get so lost in them, that the laundry doesn’t get put away and the kitchen remains a mess from breakfast.

“Oh, well,” I tell myself during these complete blips-of-life (because surely these 45 minute+ naps are blips, right?)  “I’ll just do it all tomorrow, in-between his multiple 15-minute naps.  While wearing him.  And shushing him.”

Now, though – in this meditatively still moment –  I will take it minute by minute, lap up the ongoing quietness and stillness, finish this coffee, and write and wait until I hear him stir on the monitor.

***Note:  he woke up two minutes after finishing this post.  Literally.  Whatever.  I’ll take what I can get.


2 thoughts on “All Hail the Glory of the Nap!

    Janet said:
    March 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Yes! I do this too. When alone time is so fleeting, I say it’s a waste to spend it on chores. Hope you at least got to the bottom of your coffee before your little guy woke up 🙂

      mamabethbarnes responded:
      March 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Yes, why do chores when I can peruse Lainey Gossip! Whoops, I meant to say The Economist or [insert online news sources that makes me sound smart] 😉 And I nearly finished the coffee which, these days, is just as good as draining the last drop!

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