Saturday, April 6, 2013
Nap Time Dilemma
These days the only time I really get to snuggle with E is when he’s sleeping. He may sit on my lap for a few minutes for a quick story but then he’s sliding down my legs and finds the next exciting thing. When he was a newborn, I got plenty of snuggles because all he did was sleep. I didn't realize how quickly that would end. Because E is so busy now, it’s hard to get anything done. I always need to stay close and keep one eye on him. Nap time is my time to get things done. This is my dilemma. That snuggle time is so precious. I love to sit in the rocking chair and hold him while he’s sleeping and just be. Before I became a Mamma I was never good at just sitting. I liked to keep busy. When I’m snuggling with Evan those thoughts creep in my head; there’s cleaning to be done, there’s mail to sort, I could do some exercise, I could finally finish that book I've been reading. There’s so many things I could be doing during nap time. Sometimes it’s ok to push those thoughts aside. It’s ok to just sit and hold my baby because in the short time I've been a Mamma I've learned that time with my baby is precious. Those other things, they’ll always be there but my baby will only be a baby for so long.