Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Naptime


If you're a mom like me, then you too cherish naptime. My girls are 3 and 1 1/2. I finally have them on the same nap schedule and it is very nice to have a couple hours of the day to myself again. Of course, I should spend these hours catching up on laundry, straightening up the house, planning our afternoon activity/art project, getting a head-start on dinner, etc... but typically I use 20 minutes for a quick shower and the rest of my free time for relaxing (catching up on DVR'd shows, emailing, phone calls, reading, "resting" my eyes). Don't get me wrong, I get a lot done around here... but I do have some guilt about what MORE I could be doing instead of sitting on the couch (especially with both of the Monkeys sleeping). It's just that it's so quiet between the hours of 1pm and 3pm, I feel like I should use this time to "quiet" myself too. 

I choose to believe that the topical layer of "messiness" consisting of unfolded clothes (both clean and worn), toys, books, cracker crumbs, and shoes (my goodness we have a lot of shoes laying around) is a good trade-off for a mommy/wife who feels rested, happy, and appreciative of the part of the day when she is simply "Tammy." I'm fairly sure my family thinks it's a good balance as well. ;)

Naptime is nearly come to an end... so I'll just hop off the couch and fold a quick load of laundry to make me feel "accomplished" for the day (the struggle between guilt and peace continues....)

1 comment:

John & Becca said...

i love it!! welcome to the blog-o-sphere; where you are sure to spend many more nap times...not wasted i might add. there will always be laundry and crumbs. why make yourself crazy cleaning so it can be clean for maybe a day?nap time is the best time to "rest" your eyes. internet window shop, blog, or read trashy celeb mags.

your girls are so freakin cute!!i am sure you will love the nwest as much as we do. give mr jones a hug!
becca