Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thank Goodness... It's Naptime!

My last post had me occupied for a little bit. When all was said and done I went upstairs to check on my girls... who had been quiet for much too long. Wouldn't you know it, they'd gotten into the oldest's (who's four) play make-up. The two-year-old had newly (and messily) polished fingernails, complete with a war-stripe of the same purple hue emblazoned across her cheek. No problem. I calmly placed the make-up in a high, out-of-reach location, and took to scrubbing Natalie's cheek. She seemed no worse for the wear.

I returned to the basement in search of socks and shoes for our planned outing. I hadn't been gone more than a minute or two when Natalie bellowed down the stairwell, "Mommy! Emma... stuck!" Criminy. Now what has the oldest gotten into? Turns out she was only having trouble with a sock, but it sure seems I can't leave them alone today.

Right now happens to be Quiet Time. The youngest is sleeping and the oldest is resting (she refuses to take naps now that she's a "big girl") while watching her PollyWorld movie. Ahh, a few moments of peace to work on my writing...

Eek! What's that noise? Cripes, I think I hear two sets of feet stomping around upstairs...


Marilyn Braun said...

Great article. I know the feeling about nap time. It seems to be the only ME time I get. But my 3 year old daughter has taken to removing all of her clothes from her drawers, and piling them on top of her bed or sleeping on the floor in the hallway in a different outfit I put her down in.

Today she wanted something in the bathroom, so she made a pile of her clothes on the floor and then put her potty ring and a step stool on top of it all, to get what she wanted. I found her in her room playing with the forbidden item. *sigh* At least my baby still takes naps!

Janna Leadbetter said...

It's so good to share stories like these with other mommies.

Good luck with the clothes! We're working on learning to put them back in the closet after 10+ changes every day.

I don't think either of us is out of the woods yet... ;)