Monday, September 22, 2008

Asserting my Independence

Ahhhhh...Naptime! The small niche in my day where I can fold laundry, or empty the dishwasher in peace. I love naptime. I might (once or twice a year) use naptime as a time to catch up on housework that I can't do when the Demon child is awake. (Like all of them) Or, I could spend an hour or so outside weeding my pretend flower beds & mangled vegetable garden.
But, on an average day I use this time as mine.
If I want to try on every outfit in my closet in the hopes that I might someday meet another adult outside my house, for dinner~I will.
If I want to chat on the phone aimlessly for an hour about nothing in particular~I will.
Or, if I want to soak in the bathtub, blessedly uninterrupted, until my toes shrivel up and fall off~I most certainly will.
Cause I can. Cause it's my time. And, cause I'm the Alpha Dog around here!
Uh-oh. Sounds like someone disagrees. Gotta go.

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Benjette said...

I hear about this "joy of naptime" thing a lot... I suppose I'll understand when I have kids. I just can't see myself relaxing, though, even when they're sleeping!

Stacy said...

Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

I read the last few pages...I'm really impressed. I'm not a single parent, but my mother was, and it's only now that I have a child that I found myself thinking "How in the world did she do it alone?".

And I love naptime here. LOOOOOOOVE it!

Jenny said...

Hi sweets! I do miss my girls' nap times...but I'm also happy to not have to schedule my whole day around it!!!
Thanks for entering the giveaway!!! I truly believe it will be an underdog who wins...someone who only comments once or twice. :) Good luck, and thanks for the link!!!!!

Rabidparadise said...

benjette; You get used to it...after about 6 years!;-) Thanks for commenting~
Thank you Stacy, for your kind comment. It's not easy going it alone, but it's easier than where I was!
And Jenny,
What a neat contest you have going! It was a pleasure to enter, and thanks for coming by to comment!