So when I made the decision to return to work after a years maternity leave we decided that it’d be best for our little person if she wasn’t in daycare 5 days a week. We felt that she was just too little for that. So Friday’s became mummy daughter day.
The first few months went amazingly, we’d do swimming lessons and errands in the morning, then home for a nap and play time together. Nap would usually go for 2 hours where I could do the 15 loads of laundry that’d piled up from the working week (Not 15 but it feels like it), vacuuming, quick mop then it was wake up time.
But the last few months have changed considerably. My now 20 month old fights the Friday sleep in her bed. At daycare she’ll do a solid 2 hour nap and some days an extra cat nap! So what that means is if I want my sweet toddler to nap we have to go out in the car. Needless to say my loyalty card at the drive thru coffee shop has had a workout. The quiet moments sitting in the car, sipping coffee with the air con blasting are wonderful, however those are my productive minutes gone 😪
I could take it as a compliment that she wants to spend every possible moment with me! Lol but sometimes Mummy’s need to recharge so they can be their best.