O Peaceful Afternoon, How I Miss Thee!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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.

Blogger Mrs. and Mama Knifton had this to say:

No WONDER they abandoned naps! They literally outgrew them? Histerical!

July 11, 2007 at 6:12 PM 

Blogger Starr had this to say:

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!

July 11, 2007 at 6:18 PM 

Blogger Gombojav Tribe had this to say:

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! :-)

July 13, 2007 at 5:58 PM 

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