How Moms Can Make the Most of Baby and Toddler Naptime
Daydreams and Delusions
What did moms think they’d be doing while Baby naps?
“Cleaning. I gave up on that idea right away and hired a cleaning lady four weeks after she was born!”—Clare
“I imagined tackling a large project, like painting a room or painting the trim in one room, mowing the lawn.”—Jennifer C.
“Writing for my own enjoyment when the kids were sleeping—even if only in a journal.”—Jennifer N.
“When I was pregnant I pictured working while he was napping and even do some work while he was awake. I thought he would play contentedly in the play pen or on the floor while mommy typed on her computer. Um, no. He likes my undivided attention all the time, playing with me, not near me.”—Kristi
I always imagined that I would take that time to exercise (you know, time for myself). Sometimes I do, but I usually take a much-needed nap.”—Aurora
I thought I would be able to email, learn Italian, read great literature, make phone calls to girlfriends, etc. Oh well, I do what I can!”—Cori
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