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Monday, March 9, 2009

Sleep, please come back!

One of my favorite times of the day is when my kids take a nap in the afternoon. My sanity relies on that nap time (I've realized that my sanity rests on a few specific things/times in my day). It is the time of day when I get to read, blog, clean up, etc. I usually have that 2 to 2 and half hours very planned out. I know exactly what I am going to do with that time. However this past weekend my kids have tested the strength of my sanity by ruining nap time. They have thrown a wrench in the routine and have refused to sleep. For two days, they both talked to each other for an hour and a half before I gave up. The next day I decided to put them down one at a time. I waited for one to fall asleep then I put the other one down, that didn't work either. Today, I tried that again but with the opposite child. Here I am an hour and a half later listening to Maia talk very loudly in her crib and praying that Noah stays asleep despite Maia's loud chatter. I cannot do my normally planned out routine because I am on the verge of an anxiety attack begging God to keep Noah asleep and please let Maia finally fall asleep. But, I know exactly what will happen. Noah is going to wake up as soon as Maia falls asleep. I will have got nothing done and will be in a bad mood because I didn't get anything done on my list of things to do during nap time. Arrrgghhhh! This is why I am begging God for a bigger house where my kids can have their own rooms and Maia can chat to her little heart's content during nap time because she will be in a separate room and I won't have to worry about Noah waking up. 
So much for doing my laundry. The unpacked suitcases will have to stay put for another week and I will have to resort to wearing clothes dug out of my hamper and sprayed down with Febreeze for one more week. Nap time, pleeeeeeeease go back to normal. I don't want to go to the nut house!!! 


Lizzy said...

I hate to say it but it probably wont go back to normal...My kids did the same thing and now Jacob has completely dis-owned nap time...sorry. =P

My home always looks life a hurricane hit clothes get washed but sit in the basket for days...the duster has become another toy for the kids and nobody can walk on the kitchen floor without slippers.

Hope you have a better outcome. :)

Gabby said...

Have you considered maybe having one of the two nap in your room during the day? Just a thought. =)

Doug and Cherie Yost said...

so here is my idea...we live in a very tiny 730 sqft two bedroom house with two kids. When they were napping age I put a pack and play in my room, put Kimmie in there and Ry in his bed. At night I made them fend for themselves with sleep. They did learn to sleep in the same room, through crying, snorring and all other noises.