Friday, August 27, 2010

Mama’s Mission, September


I have decided to join a brand new blog carnival. It is hosted by Mama Jenn.

For this carnival you set a goal and try to accomplish it. If by the end of the month you have, you get a mission accomplished button.

My goal this month is to once and for all GIVE UP THE NAP. No not my kids……ME!

I have had the luxury of having both boys be great nappers. So for the past 4 years I have had a nap in the afternoon, while they sleep. I don’t mean just lying down. I don’t mean a 20 minute cat nap.

I am talking about a get in your pajamas, get in bed, and fall fast asleep for a good 2 hours…NAP!

Obviously it affects my sleep at night. Not to mention that my 4.5 year old no longer naps so he is spending too much time in his room playing/watching tv/bouncing off the walls.

So my goal is to give up the nap. I will still have 1 hour of quiet time per day, while Monkey has his quiet time, and Alligator sleeps. During this time I will read, or play on the computer or watch TV, but not sleep.

Then I would like to get up and have some one-on-one time with Monkey. He needs it, and so do I.

I’ll keep you updated as to how it goes.


  1. Kit, 1t looks like you got the linking up all figured out!!!

    Oooh, I would LOVE to be able to take a nap like that, but I usually try to spend the kid's naptime/quiet time getting "stuff" done. Just imagine how much "stuff" you will be able to get done without the nap! :-)

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. LOL when I first saw give up the nap I thought you were talking about your kids and I was like... "what is she crazy!!!" I would love an afternoon nap but I wish you success in your mission!!

  3. I'm with ya, Kit! It's hard, but I think it's helping me in other ways not to rely on lying down in the afternoon.