Cute. Little. Girl. Alert.
She really is. Cute, that is. Adorable, kind, completely funny, silly…just a wonderful little princess of a girl.
She also stopped napping around the time she turned two.
Friends that means for about a year, she has taken about six naps TOTAL. (That includes the four she took last week when she had the flu…)
Needless to say?
This mama is tired.
I so love being mommy to Mae…she is truly my sunshine, and the mommy/daughter bond we are building is something I hope will grow for the rest of our lives.
Having a daughter is the most amazing, incredible, dream come true.
Oh, how I looooooooooong….sometimes with even more o’s…For. A. Nap.
A nap from her so there can be one for me, too.
That may sound lazy, but Oh. How. I. Miss. Naptime.
After a particularly trying day last week, my husband pretty much mandated something. (In a kind way, though.)
An hour-long rest for our Maelie-girl every day.
Oh, I’m pretty sure the angels sang. In fact, I probably joined them. Loudly.
This picture was taken the first day of our new let’s-take-a-rest experiment.
I almost felt guilty as I rested the gate against her door and saw that cute, little, slightly curious, smile come to her lips.
What are you doing, Mommy?
Remember, Mae? You’re going to take a rest for an hour. You can play or read quietly or even sleep.
And so began the hour.
Things were good for the first 20 minutes or so…and then, Mommy? I’m hungry.
I caved and went downstairs to grab a little snack for her.
That seemed to satisfy her, and she continued playing with her dollhouse while I crept back to our bedroom across the hall, crash-landed on the bed, and virtually-cracked open a book on my Kindle. I made it about three pages before my eyelids started to close…
and I woke up an hour later.
Everything. Was. Quiet.
Gotta admit, I’ve never bolted out of bed faster.
Because when you’re the mama of a toddler, silence is not golden. It’s just plain suspicious.
But I didn’t need to bolt out of bed at all…because one little peek into her room gave me the answer I needed.
The one I had almost never dared to hope for.
There she lay, curled up under her purple blanket…Napping.
Yes, folks, nap #7 of the year.
It was lovely, and I flipped off her light and let it continue for yet another half an hour or so.
It hasn’t happened again, but hey.
I’ll take it.
And my nap was wonderful, too, since I know you’re wondering. 😉
It’s Tuesday…the day I link up over at Crystal’s place for Behind the Scenes. I love this link up!
Social media and online relationships can make us feel like everyone else has it all together. We’re edited, proof-read, Pinterest-perfect versions of ourselves (or so some might think!) when – in reality? There is an unfinished pile of laundry around the corner. That cute toddler smiling for the camera just had a massive meltdown seconds ago. That yummy breakfast-for-dinner you just showed us on Instagram? It’s because the cat licked the chicken that was supposed to be for dinner.
“Behind the Scenes” is a fun link up where we show those photos – but tell the real story behind them. The sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the real life behind it.
If you’ve got a few extra minutes in your day, I hope you’ll stop by and read what’s going on in the hearts and lives of my amazing blogging sisters…they’ve always got some sweet and silly stories to share about what goes on behind the camera. 😉