Friday’s aren’t for sleeping! 

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. 

7 thoughts on “Friday’s aren’t for sleeping! 

  1. Ginger says:

    While I was reading this I was thinking she just wants to spend more time with you 🙂 My toddler is an awful napper and always has been bad at sleeping in general. They get so cranky when they don’t sleep! He sleeps in the car like your little one but I don’t take him out just for naps like you do. Maybe you are on to something and I should give it a try 🙂

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  2. confessionsofachristianmomma says:

    Hooray for honest motherhood! When my son naps, it is for him AND me! Like you said, it is a chance to recharge. Cleaning while your child is awake is like shoveling while it is still snowing outside! So when your child naps, it gives you a fighting chance to get semi-caught up (or in my case since I am pregnant with my second, to catch a nap myself!!!). Good luck to you! Hope it is just a phase for your sake! If not, maybe you will just need to transition into “quiet time” or something! =]

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