Through my own doing and choice – I am a slave to my childs schedule and I am sure many people see me as being uptight about it cause I don’t like to mess with it.
I am the mom that rushes home to put her kid down for a nap.
I don’t let her nap on the fly, in the car seat or just anywhere.
If you had told me 3 years ago that this is the way I was going to be I would have laughed. IN. YOUR. FACE.
You see I was one of those women convinced a child had to fit into my life. That life was not going to stop JUST BECAUSE I had a baby.
I guess the gods are having the last laugh at me.
I had these beautiful (unrealistic) visions of my child lying on a blanket on the floor of the restaurant blissfully sleeping while I sipped on wine. But that’s not the kind of kid I got, nor is it the mom I have become.
I suppose that’s what you get when you judge other parents and the way they are doing things. When you are smug about how they should be doing things, without one ounce of knowledge to back your “smartness”.
My kid is not the kind you can (at this point) keep up late or mess with her naps. And I choose to keep it this way, cause her happiness and well-being is way more important to me than my social life.
This too is going to pass and I will be able to push the resume button on life one day.
But for now…I think we will just go with our own flow and do whats best for our family.