Thursday, October 9, 2008

Time Keeps on Slipping, Probably on Thumper's Cars

Almost every day this week, Thumper's only had one nap. One nap. That's two hours of time that just no longer exist. It's like when Mr. Dark is tempting Jason Robards in Something Wicked This Way Comes.

"Second nap? Two more hours every day to write blogs and to read them. To write copy. To do laundry and dishes. Second nap? Speak now. Going... Gone."

I'm dreading the day when he tears the page on that first nap.

(Jump to about 5:40 to see the moment without watching the whole scene.)

I'm getting caught behind. I haven't worked out all week because now that my pneumonia is resolved, I'm having bronchitis problems. Of course! I'm behind on a copywriting project. I'm behind on a database project. And I haven't posted anything to my silly blog in almost a week. I'm already sick of my new header up there, but I haven't had time to make a new one.

It's a good thing my main job contains a large concentration of fun and smiling and laughing, or I'd be feeling stressed out. I had a pulse of 64 and a blood pressure of 110/70 at the doctor today. That doesn't sound like a stressed out man, and I think it's mostly because Thumper consistently makes things easier than I expect them to be.

Exception: after a long day yesterday that started on campus picking up my new "Supervisor" uniform, then our first Austin-SAHDs playdate in almost a year, then a nap in the car, then babysitting the cousins, he was pretty much an emotional and exhausted wreck by the time we got home. I'm having trouble working on the timing of snacks and lunch these days when his one nap falls right across the meridian line between morning and afternoon. But on the plus side, an exhausted baby means: he fell asleep in the 10-minute car ride home from the doctor this morning. An early nap! So I have a pretty good chance of getting a second nap out of him this afternoon! Time! To work! And I'm squandering it on my silly blog! I best get to being all productive and whatnot...


Surfer Jay said...

I feel your pain. I really do, the naps are critical to get things done! I feel like most of what I get done around here is done while my four month old sleeps. And when theres days where he doesn't sleep much, weeelll, sorry Lilly but we're ordering takeout tonight.

SWTWC was one of my favorite movies as a kid.

anne said...

The daycare people weaned our kids from two naps to one right about the time the kids moved from the infant room to the toddler room. Most kids moved when they were one year old and walking; mine did not walk until 15 months and 17 months, so they were the oldest "infants" in the room.

The teachers said most days my kids had a hard time staying awake in their high chairs at lunch at 11:30, since they had not had a morning nap.

However, once they finished lunch, they were down for a solid 2-3 hours in the early afternoon.

On weekends, at home with us, they still needed a morning nap, which did sort of mess up the day for us. However, it was important to allow them to sleep when they needed it - so much better temperaments for the rest of the day!

Good luck with this phase - you are doing an awesome job with Thumper!

I, Rodius said...

Thanks for stopping by, surfer jay. And I'm sorry about your little Gorbachev. I haven't dropped him yet, but I did slice him open with a stainless steel cutting device.

Thanks, anne. I'm glad the boy's not in daycare. It seems like it would really complicate everything.

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