Sunday, March 08, 2009
Secret Nap Time
As a typical parent of two small kids, sleep is in short supply. Working obviously prevents me from grabbing any naps during the week, and sometimes the obvious time blocks of weekend afternoons while the kids are sleeping are unavailable if I have made plans or have to power through to catch up on chores. But I've discovered one, sure-fire time block for napping: Sunday morning.
By 8ish, I've been up for quite some time, the kids have gotten changed and fed, and yet we're still a good hour away from having to get ready for church. So I turn on the TV, lie down on the couch, and tell the kids to sit on me. They like piling on me, and they're a great substitute for a blanket. Hey, you catch Z's however you can.