I can only hope it’s just “a phase”

I’ve recieved several concerned emails over the past few days, the emails basically contain the following questions.
Hi, Y. Where are you? Why haven’t you been updating your blog?”
Well, because…

Basically, my daughter has decided to cease taking naps during the day. She’ll fall asleep when I nurse her, but as soon as I lay her down and walk out of the room? That happens. And what does “that” have to do with me not blogging? Well, the only time I feel ok with sitting at this computer is when she’s sleeping. Because they’re only little once and I refuse to sit in front of this stupid thing while that beautiful little girl is awake and we could be having fun together.
HOWEVER. I look forward to her nap time, so I can check my email (only after I scrub the house clean, of course!), read blogs, pay bills (No! SERIOUSLY! I’m in LOVE with online banking) etc. But she’s just decided she’s SO over naps.
“Close your eyes and go back to sleep!” I say to her.
Are you talkin to me?” She says.

“I KNOW YOU AINT TALKIN’ TO ME! You’re trippin, woman. I LAUGH at naps!”
Then I cry a little, pick her up, dry my tears and proceed to “our spot” on the living room floor where we giggle and pass gas together.
So, there you have it. “The Reason.”

17 thoughts on “I can only hope it’s just “a phase”

  1. zee

    As much as I miss your posts (and I DO!), that SWEET lil munchkin is the best reason NOT to be updating!
    And, girl, the photos… priceless!
    Love ya!

  2. clearlydistracted

    You mean not one nap all day long? If my 22-month old tried to pull that I’d probably be talking in a high-pitched crazy voice, shaking like a leaf, and going days without showers. How are you going to survive? You may have to try to cut her a deal. Tell her you’ll give her a hundred bucks to chew on every time she sleeps for longer than 30 minutes.

  3. ben

    I think ripping farts is about on par with blogging, so don’t change a damn thing.
    You’re right, before you know it she’ll be wanting you to GET AWAY FROM ME and you’ll have plenty of time to compute then…

  4. NinaKaye

    Oh my, if my kid tried to stop napping I’d die. That’s the only quiet time I ever have. Nothing keeps me from the computer. I guess I’m a “bad mother” or something, but it’s not like I’m hiding from the kids, I’m right in the room with them and talking to them and stuff. But sometimes, I wish I was hiding. Like just now when I got the same question for the 174839 time today and lost my train of thought.

  5. Steph

    A good quote by Tenneva Jordan…
    A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie(or online banking).
    btw I love the “Are you talkin to me?” picture. She so beautiful!

  6. Tammy

    How can you possibly ever be serious to that face? She cracks me up! I, too, only blog during naptime. And I tell you, when they start to think of NOT napping, the vodka will flow.

  7. Sandee

    How can we not forgive you looking at that face… my daughter Kayla immediately laughed when she saw Gabby’s pics … she totaly has you wrapped! She is simply adorable!

  8. tish

    Oh how I remember this stage – My daughter was allergic to naps I think. You could rock her, hear the audible nap breathing, and just when her head hit the mattress, BAM, her head popped up like a poptart in the toaster and it was over.
    Good to know you are around, though. COme see me – you’ve been linked

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