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Naptime. That glorious chunk of time in the middle of the day that affords moms a tiny bit of freedom. Now that my toddler is about a year and a half old, he is down to one nap per day (his choice, certainly not mine…). But it is a beautifully long nap. It gives me the chance to eat some lunch, to clean up a bit, and sometimes even get a start on dinner. And if I’m really lucky, I can squeeze in a mommy nap as well.
The problem with my son’s nap is that he just doesn’t sleep as soundly as he does at night. I could lead a marching band through his room at 2 a.m. and he would wake up for a moment, then fall back asleep on his face, not remembering a thing. His midday sleep, however, is easily disrupted. Once he is awake, he’s awake until bedtime.
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