2/13/07

Monkeys in my Minivan

Dear Memoirs of a Desperate Nap-Needing Housewife,

We have been good friends for 77 posts now. You've been a great title. One that encompassed my stage of life as I mothered 3 very small children. They were just babies you see, and I was constantly exhausted. So your name fit my title perfect. I was desperate for naps.

But this morning, I woke up before my husband and children, and instead of rolling over to get any amount of sleep I could get, I hopped out of bed, got dressed for the day, straightened my curly mop of hair, and waited for the kids to wake up so I could get them ready for the day too.

I'm just not desperate anymore. I now spend nap time sewing, embroidering, or reading a good book. The only nap I take is when my youngest, now 2, won't sleep, so I snuggle next to her and sing.

I no longer would trade chocolate for sleep.

Yes, that last statement shows the extent of my moving on. I am ready to embrace the next stage of my life - the stage of being a zookeeper to preschoolers and elementary kids. I am excited to move on from my stage of babies everywhere to this stage of curious-george-like wonder.

You will always be a part of me. A memory of a stage survived, a stage completed, and now I applaud you for all the work you've seen me through.

Best of wishes, dear old title.

Sincerly,

Me

5 comments:

QueenMeadow said...

Love the new title.

Long time no "see" glad to see things are going well :)

Emily said...

the new look is great. i'm glad you are out of the sleep deprivation stage!!

Maine Mom said...

I love your new title! It is perfect for the toddler/preschool years :-)

Lei said...

How cute! I love it... and go you with your rise above attitude!

miranda said...

The massive sleep deprivation, drain everything you have stage is one of the hardest parts of our life, I think. No one can ever understand unless they have been a mom with multiple little kids. i feel like I lost half my memories from that time because of no sleep. life is looking better for me, too though. i can get stuff done at nap time, too which is a wonderful thing!