Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What do I do?

What do you mothers do when your children are napping? My 5 yr old has been home from school for two days with a stomach flu. At 2:30 I look over to see both my boys passed out! WHAT? My two yr old never naps and my 5 yr old hasn't taken a nap in over 3 years. I guess these late nights they have been having took their toll on them. I am going to watch part of a movie I rented yesterday to pass some time since I don't know what to do with myself.

(haha yes Prestyn passed out playing office)


  1. It depends on the mood I am in and how much I got done while he was awake, since some days my 2 yr old is clingier than usual. Here are some of the things that I do during naptime: clean, exercise, watch a movie (netflix), read a book, do something on the computer (like blog), crafty things (sewing, scrapbooking, etc.), photography, art (sketching or painting), knit, fold laundry (since my kid likes to unfold them all after I fold them), take a nap with him (for those days when I'm exhausted), meal planning/grocery planning, chat with friends on the phone, gardening (once spring comes), bake,organize something that would be impossible with Johnny around, etc. I try to make a short list of things I really want to get done during the week and then do those. Sometimes I just do what is relaxing to me rather than the list. But at least the list gives you ideas for the times when you can't think of what you want to do. Johnny is getting to the age where he doesn't always take a nap, but most days he does. He still really needs a nap or he gets really really grumpy, so hopefully he doesn't stop with the naps altogether anytime soon. Good luck! :)

  2. I just thought of some other things: journal, yoga, pay bills (usually the ones that need to be done over the phone so there isn't a shrieking child in the background), make various homemade cleaners/detergent/beauty products that I don't want to do when Johnny is around (even though they are all natural, I can see him dumping them over or something), pray the rosary or bible study, watch "Ellen" if it is on (since the tv is usually dominated by Disney movies or PBS cartoons), study (not as much as when I was in school), spend time with John (if it is a day that he happens to be home; usually involves playing board games or watching a movie that isn't rated G), read a magazine, write letters (to family, friends, pen pals), cook dinner (depending on how late Johnny falls asleep - like today he just fell asleep about 10 min ago, so this is a late nap, so I'll be cooking dinner toward the end of his nap). :) Just some other ideas...