Monday, October 16, 2006

By Jove, it's a morning nap!!!

*dancing around* The girl is asleep; the girl is asleep!

Our poor Pumpkin seems to be coming down with something. She's been clingy and needy the last couple of days. She's also developed a bit of a rash on her neck, but I think it's just dry skin. She's been taking a LONG time (45 min or so) to wind down for her afternoon naps lately, but definitely needs them.

Yesterday, she dozed off watching TV with Mr. Kluges in the morning, but then just had "quiet time" in her room for an hour and a bit instead of napping in the afternoon. (But Mr. Kluges enjoyed just hanging out on the couch with her while she slept and he watched a show about the Loch Ness Monster. It also was a convenient excuse to take a break from what turned into a big ol' fall cleaning day)

But today she was rubbing her eyes and yawning while watching Bear in the Big Blue House, so we read a couple of stories and I popped her in her crib. No fussing, no yelling, and within 10 minutes, all was quiet. Yup, that's the first time she's taken a morning nap in weeks, if not months.

And me? Well, I enjoyed taking a shower without a running commentary from the peanut gallery. (Mommy, wash hair. Mommy, shower. Mommy, rinse off. All done - dry off with towel!) I changed the sheets on our bed, ran the dishwasher empty with bleach to clean it out, tidied up the kitchen a bit, made sure our guest room is ready for our friends* who are arriving tomorrow, and now I'm enjoying a slice of black-bottom banana cream pie and cup o' joe while catching up with y'all. *contented sigh* It's nice.

And I'm going to have to remember how much I enjoyed this morning nap time when she starts to get a bit out of sorts this afternoon and might not be tired enough to sleep then.

But oh, it's relaxing around here at the moment!

*Our friends who are coming to visit are Pumpkin's godparents. He was Mr. Kluges's best man and very good friend since elementary school, she and I were RAs together in college, and we are thrilled they are managing to leave their 5 1/2 year old and 2 1/2 year old at home with the grandparents to come and visit us. Hooray!

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