When Mommy naps {oh the shame!}

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Last Friday I was exhausted.  I'm sure you have read this before, but for some reason last Friday the exhaustion was the worst.  I went to work with my fingers crossed that we'd finally be furloughed for the season.  I worked my shift, and at the end, I received the greatest news, FURLOUGH.  With a big sigh of relief I signed my paperwork and turned in my badge.  I was home free for the rest of the summer.  Early mornings were hopefully a thing of the past!  Yeah for sleeping in...  I was ready to celebrate Friday with reckless abandon.

That didn't happen.

Sure I had big plans.  A blog post or two.  Catch up on some emails.  Take my kiddos swimming.  I was so motivated.  I was ready to party and swim and live the furloughed life.

Then I got home and sat down.
That's the end of the story.

Ok, not really, because I took a three hour nap.  THREE HOUR NAP!!  I know, sounds ridiculous with 2 kids running around.  And it was, ridiculous.  It wasn't even close to being qualified as a good nap, because the interruptions were many, the REM sleep was minimal, and I'm pretty sure my kids ate their body weight in junk food.

Here are some things overheard in my house last Friday afternoon:

Children screaming and whining and crying and hitting.
I am unable to identify which child did what or said what, but I'm 95% sure they were mine.

Mom, Mom, mom, mom, mom,....

Mom are you sleeping?

Mommy we are so hungry... Can we eat the mini Oreos?

I don't care what you eat, Lunchables, there are lunchables in the outside fridge!!!

Mommy we want water!!

Drink Capri Suns!!  Get them yourself!!!

Mommy are you still sleeping?

Caitlin take your sister potty and leave it, I'll clean it later.

You guys seriously, just watch Wall-E.

There is chocolate in the pantry, eat it!

Oh, the shame!  The shame of a mother, trying to nap on a Friday afternoon!  I'd like to tell you that I fed them a nutritious dinner, but it was chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and carrot sticks with ranch.  I'm pretty sure we had Popsicles for dessert.

 I won't sugar coat this situation.  It was a shit show.

But as you can see from Instagram, they are still alive and I've got my sanity.

A win-win for this mom any day of the week.


  1. Moms aren't supposed to nap! Silly.

  2. oh my gosh this is me like everyday right now because i come home from summer school and its nice and warm and just after lunch.....and well, enough said! I LOVE THIS POST BECAUSE IT IS TOTALLY MY CONVO WITH MY KIDS! It makes me feel normal! I love you!!!!

  3. Hahaha! I can relate...it's like, "why did I even bother?" but on the other hand, I couldn't keep my eyes open for another second and really needed it!

  4. I love this. A lot. Because if my kids were younger & closer in age, I'm sure that I'd be the same. Sometimes moms just need a nap and as long as they're safe in our homes with us, that's OK! Good for you!

  5. Good for you! That was me this morning. I slept in. If you can call it sleeping being asked when breakfast is going to be every five minutes.

  6. hehehe... I try to sleep in sometimes and by sleep in I mean past 6:30 and Jaxson always bounds in with endless questions. Que the guilt when I get up and he has a bowl of cereal and water because he was "starving" and I was sleeping. Oops