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I’m not into wielding parenting advice, because, come on, look at me. And we’re all just hanging on and pretty sure we’re messing up, right? RIGHT? But, I will tap out a ditty for you all about how I make the most of quiet/nap time in this 1920’s Dutch Colonial we call home.
I’ll start with some of the best parenting advice I received given to my by our doula, Vicki. It wasn’t this:
Instead, she said to do all the chores and housework while the kids are awake, then don’t lift a finger while they are resting. It sets a good example for them to see you working and doing adult and responsible things like wiping down the couch with baby wipes and letting the baby eat fruit loops off of his sister’s art project and calling it a snack.
And then, when blessed nap and quiet time comes, you plop that sweet bass down on the couch like it’s no treble, and sit until you hear the faint whimpers of awakedness from the fruit of your well-rested loins.
In order to make the most out of happy hour, you’re going to need to plan ahead. Don’t waste precious quiet minutes gathering together supplies. Have that ready to go. Because, let’s be honest: when you can finally get all kids sleeping and resting at once? That’s a milestone. Here is what I require:
Acceptable Snacks and Bevvies:
- Cookie Butter
- ANYthing I am not really willing to share
- Check all notifications
- Take an important quiz to find out which 90s TV character I am
This part is muy importante. Be sure to have a show at the ready. You want to make sure that you can binge properly, and if you’re fuddling around trying to decide on something each day, well, you’re in for it. Sample some of my tried and true.
- Gilmore Girls
- Once Upon a Time
- Babysitters Club
- Pretty Little Liars
- Parks and Rec
And obviously I am all about finding new goodies to stream, so lay them on me, my friends.