Like everyone's favorite Mean Girl, Gretchen Wieners, I live in a perpetual state of hope that my awesome ideas will catch on and become part of everyday life. Though, unlike Gretchen Wieners, my aspirations aren’t wrapped up in the idea of initiating the casual slang trends adopted by my peers. They're actually about how much I can get done during during naptime. I think it would be so fetch to actually be productive while he sleeps, but the reality? It never quite happens the way I dream it will. The sinking feeling of hearing him wake up on the monitor after I’ve squandered away the last 20 minutes reading about what the cast of Pitch Perfect 2 is up to (congrats, Skylar and Anna!) is one of my least favorite parts of motherhood. For the record, it's not that I'm mad my son is waking up (because that means it's snuggle time), I'm irked because I didn't make better use of the little free time I have. And please let's not talk about how someday he will stop napping, because right now his extra sleep keeps me just as sane as it does him.
Anyway, in case there’s anyone out there who also struggles with getting it all done you’re not alone. Allow me to share what nap time looks like at my house: