For someone to tuck me into a cozy crib and let me drift to sleep for 2-3 hours in the middle of the day. No dishes, no cleaning, no laundry to fold, no bills to pay, no writing to finish, no papers to grade...just peace and quiet in my own little bed. Ahhh....what I wouldn't give.
Addison, on the other hand, would rather spend nap time playing in her tent, chasing Howie, eating Cheerios off the floor, clinging to my leg...you name it. Anything but sleeping. It's funny, when she was just a little newborn at this time last year, I remember thinking "Wow...being a mommy is so much work." I could almost pee my pants with laughter when I think about how good I had it those first few months. I mean, I wasn't sleeping much at night, but I also got to take about 3 naps a day with peanut on my chest.
And because I was a "New Mom," I got off the hook on a lot of other responsibilities. But now that I am a so-called "pro" at this (or at least I should be), I am out of excuses...and naps. I just wish I could make naps as appealing to Addie as they are to me. She already has her favorite stuffed animals and blankie in there AND I had my mom make her room darkening drapes. As much as I hate to admit it...I think Addie is down to just one nap (sniff) so I need that nap to be longer than 45 minutes (yes...that is how long her naps have been for the past few days). I know she is teething right now too, but I still feel like there has to be something I can do to help her sleep better during the day. Does anyone out there have any great nap strategies? Tricks? Drugs they use (just kidding)....or maybe not?