PAARRTTYYY, PAARRTTYYY, PAARRTTYYY!!!!
Don’t get me wrong, I love love love spending my days playing with Aria. Even if she is entertaining herself, I just like to sit there and watch her play. I love to see how she absorbs the world around her.
But the minute I put her down in her crib and successfully tip toe out of the room, I feel like a free woman. I get 1 hour (sometimes more) to do ANYTHING I want (granted it’s not too loud of course).
My mind races as I rush downstairs to make the most of this time. First things first, reheat my coffee for the third time. Then comes the difficult part; deciding what I should actually do! Should I take a nap? Should I shower? Should I eat something?
I should work on the blog OR I could catch up on my favourite T.V. show.
Then again the house is a disaster, maybe I should clean up first. Oh, I know! I’ll start dinner for tonight…darn, the chicken is still frozen.
Maybe I’ll sit down for a second while I think about what to do… tick tock tick tock.
More often then not, I end up staying on that couch with my half a cup of coffee in one hand and my cell phone in the other. No, I don’t feel guilty about it.
When Aria is awake, I make it a point to be 100% present with her. I probably sound like a broken record but I know that once I go back to work, I won’t have time like this with her. So when she’s awake, I am feeding her, playing with her, cuddling her, crawling around with her, reading to her, singing with her as MUCH as I can. And when she’s tired and ready for a nap… mama is ready for a rest too! Now I’m not saying that EVERY nap time is mommy’s rest time too…. never mind…I’m not fooling anyone here.
Yes my kitchen is a mess. Yes dinner will be late. Yes I’ll be up late working on the blog.
It’s worth it.
Of course I know lots of moms that give 110 % to their kids AND spend naptime doing chores or working from home… I salute those moms; maybe with the next one I’ll try to be more like them. (Relax mom, I’m not pregnant)
If you’re a mama, how do YOU spend your precious naptime? Leave a comment down below, I would love to hear from you!
Hugs and Kisses to all!