Tired as a Mother
Who counts down the hours and minutes until NAP TIME?!?! ME!!!!!
I’m pretty sure every mom can relate! Watching the clock and looking at it every few minutes for the last 30mins seem like an eternity to get to ‘nap time.’ And as soon as it gets close to your kiddo’s nap time it is like a race with yourself to see how quick you can get them to nap, right?
Well, nap time right now is a STRUGGLE for us! And for that matter SLEEPING right now is a struggle in our house for our girl. For about a month now she has been sleeping terribly, whether it is skipping naps or going to bed between 9:30-10pm and then waking up the next morning between 6-6:30am. Either which is very hard for me!
As I have talked about before my hubby works shift work, so this going to bed late has been really tough on me. Struggling to do bedtime and naps or in this case no naps, has been very wearing on me. I am a morning person for sure and have always loved getting up in the morning before our girl wakes up to get a workout in, quiet time, work or just sitting and enjoying an entire CUP of HOT coffee ALL by myself. Yes, you moms know hot coffee doesn’t always get to happen at once. But I used to go to bed latest 9:30pm, so waking up before our girl wasn’t a huge deal. But now with her going to bed with a fight at 9:30-10pm, I feel like I need about 30min-1hr of alone quiet time, to decompress from the day. Do any of you do that too? My hubby feels terrible that our girl does this mainly while he is gone, because for the most part she naps and goes to bed great on the nights that he is home.
Not quite sure our transition from here, besides maybe cutting her nap out which I know is soon to come, but WE as PARENTS love nap time, right?!? And hopefully she will go to bed earlier than 9:30-10pm if we cut out her nap. Just seeing what else you momma’s or parent’s are doing when these things happen! Our girl is now a 3yo, which I know a lot of kids cut out naps by now, but just not sure the transition? It may be harder for me at this point than it would be for her to cut her nap out. But if I can get some of my night and morning time back to myself and to find that ‘lil piece of heaven’ again!
And this pic pretty much sums up my life right now- TIRED AS A MOTHER! Crazy hair, dirty hair or lots of dry shampoo, fueled by coffee, workin’ on my fitness, no make-up, while trying to be a good mom, wife and boss lady- all in the midst of a crazy family schedule!
I would love to hear what some of you ladies are doing with the transition from naps to NO naps!