Okay, don’t tell my youngest that I am posting this. He was 4 at the time, but this picture totally illustrates my point. We were on vacation in Wildwood, and I totally remember him freaking out because he did not want to nap. He wasn’t tired, and he wanted to go outside in the backyard and play. So I said, go sit on the bed while I finish putting away the stuff from swimming. I remember going outside to hang stuff up on the line, and I came back in to find this.
Isn’t he cute?
Apparently his body won out over his will. But boy did we pay for it later when he refused to go to bed for the night. Since I couldn’t go outside to do something, I had to sit and listen to him yell at me. That lasted for 45 minutes.
Fast forward to today. I worked early this morning, and then came home. The boys were home, and playing video games because they were off today. I had this whole list of cleaning items that I wanted to get done. After all, I have blogged before about my “have to get done” list. I chose to nap instead. Yeah, bad me, but these things happen.
So, I thought I’d make a list of reasons to nap instead of cleaning.
- A tired Mommy is a cranky Mommy. Even when you have teenage boys.
- A tired Mom makes for a cranky wife after a hubby comes home from a bad day of work. Not a good combination.
- It feels good to nap. Sorry, not a ground-breaking reason, but plain truth.
- It helps when you have a sinus headache. I am not sure why, but it just does.
- A fellow blogger told me, and I direct quote “Always nap. The house will still be dirty later…and then it will get dirty again.” Since Jenn is a very wise person, who am I to argue?
I am sure that my hubby will not buy my reasons to nap instead of cleaning. After all, he is the one that has to come home to the messy house. But since my nap gave me a second wind, perhaps I can get a whole bunch done before he comes home. He rarely takes a nap, except when we are on vacation, so I guess I can see his point.
What reasons would you add to this list?