As a stay at home mom, I truly look for and treasure those moments when my children go down for their naps. In the Qur’an there is a reference Allah makes to the mercy of night (time) and of sleep. That has to be for the comfort of mothers! Because when they go down, I can have a break. Mentally, physically, spiritually a break. The problem we’re running into now is that they have decided (cunningly) to take their naps in shifts. Today she went down for a nice long 2.5 hour nap…WOW. But he is still fighting it, and hour and a half after she woke up. He is fussy and sleepy and ready for his nap, way-way-way too close to his bedtime and she’s wide awake. I really wish they would coordinate this better and get in sync. I have been advised to just put them both down at the same time until they are on the same sleep schedule. But the only way to achieve that is if I lay down too! Then I get a nap (that is well needed,but I don’t get any work done…AARGH. LOL
I guess part of the reason I put up with this, is because I do enjoy my alone times them. Sad but true. I rarely get the chance to just enjoy them as individuals and give each one my undivided attention. So this crazy nap schedule in a way it works for us. They each get that undivided mommy time and they and I love it. I guess its the price I pay for these treasured times.