Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Nap Time Vs. Me Time

I laid the girls down at 1:00 today for their nap.  It is now 2:35 and they both finally just passed out.  I have threatened, bribed, spanked, yelled, and just about everything else besides holding them down.  They know the rules and will repeat them to you if you mention them.  "No Talking.  No Getting Up."  That's it.

The reason it is driving me so nuts is because there's so much here on my computer I need to do today, including typing up some stuff, and getting ready for school.  I didn't have the time to sit in their room with them or lay down with them.

I finally gave in.  I grabbed a magazine and sat down on the end of their bed to start reading.  Within 5 minutes, they were both out.  I also realized I was more relaxed thanks to the little break from fighting with them and trying to get stuff done.

Maybe I should do this more often... take a second to relax, read a book, and bore my kids to sleep.  Guess this means I need to buy more magazines to read at nap time :)


  1. haha.. I like that. "Bore my children to sleep!" Very clever!

  2. yep, read in a monotone voice even. i find the more they protest, the more they need the sleep. at night i have even prayed evey to sleep. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but it doesn't hurt to try.
    but i understand exactly where you're coming from.


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