Your kid wakes up at 5 am & you want to die. He, amazingly enough, is actually happy & fine playing by himself so you put him the floor with a few toys. You make sure that the kitchen has all the baby gates up so he can get to the dangerous stuff under the sink. Then you grab your pillow & blanket & head to the couch. About 15 minutes later you realize that you fell asleep. And two minutes after that you realize that you left the door to your bedroom open. Thirty seconds after that you find your toddler in the middle of 4 toilet paper rolls, that are no longer rolled, & it looks like a bunch of wild teenagers pranked your bedroom. HUGE MESS! Was it worth the 15 min of dozing? I’m still not sure.
It’s fall weather outside. It’s a great time to take the kid outside. He has a blast! So you make sure you go for a walk every day.
You read a blog post about internet security about a mother who discovered her son’s pictures (along with lots of other little boys) in a creepy photo album belonging to a guy named Mike. The instant nausea is overwhelming, multiply it by 1000 if you’re a parent. SICK SICK SICK! Note to self: No longer putting up pics of the kiddo on my blog. No romanian freakzoid is going after my little boy! It’s enough to make me want to quit blogging-I’m still trying to figure out what to do.
You look forward to nap time & bed time every day. You just can’t help looking forward to getting a break. But you love seeing the most precious smiles when they’ve woken up!
It’s nap time & you swear by the “Sleep when he sleeps” rule.