I love my children.
I love playing, reading, and snuggling with them.
But you know what else I really love? Naptime.
These moments allow me to rest and recharge for more playing, reading, and snuggling.
Matthew chose not to nap today. It could be his teeth that are bothering him, or perhaps the ever-present reflux, but he absolutely refused to succumb to a good afternoon nap.
Fearing the worst–a crabby, clingy baby–I somewhat begrudgingly retrieved him from his bed. I was rewarded with hugs and smooches and we ended up having a wonderful time together.
He was calm and happy, interactive and pleasant.
Obviously, he and I don’t have as much time alone together as I had with Katie when she was small. But this afternoon it was just the two of us.
It was one of those small moments that I speak about so often…and though I am still a huge fan of naps, I have to admit that having him all to myself wasn’t so bad.