Sally still needs a nap everyday.  Most days, we make sure to be home in the afternoon and she usually sleeps for 2-3 hours without any fuss.  If she’s not home, all bets for a nap are off.

Nick still needs a nap 2-3 times a week, but hardly ever takes one.  Usually, Stephen can get him to nap on the weekends.  During the week, he is already planning his “nap time” project as we head upstairs after lunch.  He’s also the little negotiator…. wanting a timer set for just 1 minute or sometimes 4 minutes.  He doesn’t quite understand time yet.  Most of the time, I spend nap time trying to keep him quiet so Sally can sleep.

Today, I enjoyed quiet time.  Last week, my friend asked me if I wanted to do babysitter swapping.  I answered with a resounding YES!  Today, we tried it for the first time.  I gave up Sally’s nap, but it was totally worth it.

I dropped the kids off a little after 1PM and picked them up a little after 4PM.  3 hours of quiet and I didn’t waste any of it sleeping.  I was able to run a couple of quick errands, clean up and do a bit of paperwork.  The best part was having some quiet time to myself.

Friday afternoon, I’m taking my friend’s little ones.  I’m glad our kids like to play together and I hope our schedules can mesh to continue this for a while.

I’m already thinking about my quiet time for next week.  Maybe a bicycle ride will be in order.  I’d love to get some miles in this year.