Saturday

Nap Time and the Toddler...

Being home on vacation last week taught me some lessons. I realized that even though I am the mom and I am theoretically in charge the baby has me hostage. There are large blocks of time when I am afraid to move becausse it might disrupt her nap time, and she is what they call a "good sleeper".

Sometime though naptime is a bit of a game, like today. I had errands to run so I pushed back naptime to fit my schedule.

Was I high???

I should plan my day around the baby's schedule not the other way around. But today the sun was shining in Pittssburgh and I had some clothes at the tailor so off we went on our errands. I thought we would be back in a jiffy and her schedule wouldn't be disrupted by much. However, this is Chaton's World and not a fairy tale. So, things have a twist.

While we were on our wayhome from the tailor I got a call from work. It was important. So the baby and I had to go to my job. I guess it was an unofficial take your daughter to work day!

Needless to say, she was a hit. I think that she was so surprised to be there and so impressed by the big open space in the lobby that she forgot all about nap time. That was convenient since there was no place for her to take a nap. When we got home it was a different story.

I wanted to put her down for a nap and she wanted to talk about all of the excitement at work. At least it seemed like that was what she wanted to talk about. At 15 months, her words are still a little hard to understand.

Finally I was able to put her down for a nap. Now, I am trying to be as quiet as possible so that I don't disrupt the falling asleep time. Anybody with a baby knows that the time when they are falling asleep is the most important time. If you disrupt it they never fall asleep!

So here I am not vacuuming. Not washing dishes. And not walking up the stairs because they creak and when she hears me on the stairs she stands at attention! I am hoping that these key stokes aren't too loud...

I am so behind. I should be wrapping a present for a birthday party, straightening up the house, or taking a shower. I've been writing this post for about 15 minutes. I haven't heard her in a while. I think it's OK to chance it. Wish me luck!

Let me know if you have any sure fire napping tips!
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