21 February 2010

Nap, Interrupted.

Today I thought I wouldn't make it to nighttime without falling asleep on the job.  The Mum-job.

Joseph was asleep in the cot and after a day of playing, Nat and Anna-Lucia were watching some TV.  It was just after 4:00pm when I thought, "I could sneak a quick 20 minute power nap in, and be fine for dinner."

So I lay down.  With (what I thought was surely) my last ounce of energy, I opened one eye and looked at the clock: 4:15pm.

The following is a completely honest recount of what happened, and the exact times that each thing happened.  I am not making this up.

4:16pm:  Enter Nat, yelling.  "Mum!  MUM!  MUM!!"  "I'm resting.  What do you want?"  "I've decided for my other superhero suit I'd like Iron Man instead of Batman.  He's a good guy and he's got flames coming out his feet.  So I want that instead of Batman."  Exit Nat.

4:17pm: Enter Anna-Lucia, whispering. "Mummy?  Mum?"  "I'm resting."  "Can I please have some milk?"  "You can get some water by yourself."  "Okay."  Exit Anna-Lucia.

4:18pm: Joseph cries.

4:19pm: Unable to sleep, I got up and attended to Joseph.

No joke.


Crazy Sister said...

And they're fully capable of walking straight past their daddy, or grandma, or babysitter, or all the other adults IN THE WORLD, to get to you to do this.

veiledturnip said...

They know how to time it don't they? Hope you made it through the evening okay.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

My daughter likes to get right up into my face when I'm trying to sneak in a nap and whisper really loud, "ARE YOU ASLEEP MOM????" But, hey, at least you got 3 minutes...

Swift Jan said...

Poo. Thats all I can say about that ((hugs))

Givinya De Elba said...

Err, I didn't GET three minutes. I didn't GET them! Argh!

Maybe you meant to say, "At least you've got three KIDS."

Because that was my mantra as I stumbled through the rest of the day.

Tracy P. said...

Oh dear. That WAS a power nap. Each one of your children very successfully demonstrated their power over your nap. Sorry to hear it!

Hippomanic Jen said...

Hope you made it through. Why is it that Mum's are most essential when they are having a rest?

Jen said...

Trust me when I say that I totally understand this.

This happens to me all the time.

Helene said...

I can totally sympathize with you! Sometimes on the weekend, I'll try to sneak in a power nap and the kids always wake me right as I'm about to doze off. Cuz you know, it takes like 5-10 minutes to just shut your brain off and then you start to feel sleepy. That's when they wake me up. To do something mundane that my hubby can do, like get them a cup of water or help them with a toy.

Such is a mommy's life, right?

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Hairline Fracture said...

Oh, the life of a mother. My kids have ALMOST gotten the idea that once Mama lies down for a nap, DO NOT interrupt her unless it is an emergency. I am not proud to admit it, but I've yelled at them for waking me up (and up, and up...)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I remember those days when every fiber of your body was crying out for sleep and you just wanted to weep when you couldn't get a nap.

Those were the days!