If you’re a mom, you probably love nap time. A guaranteed time of silence!
Are you productive during nap time? Do you get all your chores done, cook dinner, pay bills and exercise? Or do you relax and watch TV and play on the internet? Do you take a shower or a nap?
I try to do a little bit of both, and for me it really depends on the day.
There was a time a few months back, when Lucas was a horrible napper. He would nap whenever the heck he pleased in 30 minute inrements, which is pretty much nothing. I was going insane beause it seemed like as soon as I got him to sleep, went pee and sat down, he was ready to get up! I got virtually nothing done during those times. Then, on the rare occassion that he napped for a longer period of time, I too often would sit and wonder he’s still sleeping! What do I do? I have too many options now! I could nap or cook or clean or blog or read or watch television or write a thank you note or I could just sit here and stare at the wall.
The past couple weeks he has been doing much better with his naps and they have been at more consistent times. I’m trying to be as productive as possible, because usually naps are the only time I get to myself.
I don’t know what it is, or if it’s normal or not, but I am more productive when my son is up and awake. I can clean and do whatever while he’s playing on the floor but as soon as he naps I suddenly become lazy myself and all I want to do is lay on the couch!
What do you guys do? Do you give yourself a little schedule during nap times so you’re productive? Do you use it as a time to relax or more of as a time to get things done? I would also love to hear what your nap schedules are! Right now Lucas naps around 10am and again around 1:30 or 2:00. What do your little ones do?
If you’re reading this while your baby is napping you must tell me! 🙂