Goodbye to Mom's best friend: Sleep
I knew this day would come. A dreadful day I've fought off for months. The day when my 3-year-old stops participating in the most glorious part of any day: her naptime.
The hour and a half every afternoon where wonderful things happen. Guilt-free time to nap myself! Alone time with my 8-year-old! A hassle-free opening for housework, bills or even quick errands! Hey, maybe lunch with a friend! (If my husband is home.) The possibilities are endless, each day different.
But, it's almost over. A couple of days a week, there is no naptime. No rest for the weary. No priceless chunk of free time.
I knew it wouldn't last. My older daughter quit napping almost as soon as she started preschool. But the younger one got my hopes up. It's nearly December of her first year of preschool and she was going strong until a couple of weeks ago.
Alas, it's goodbye nap. Loved having you in our lives. Don't be a stranger!
-- Amy Hollyfield