My oldest son went to visit with my parents this afternoon… so the rest of us settled around for our usual “Quiet Time”. What usually happens is I end up cleaning up the kitchen, doing laundry or doing something on the computer, the 2 littlest kids take a nap, “A” plays in his room with the door shut and the other 2 kids do something “kinda quiet” in seperate places in the house. THEN usually the older 2 start playing together… then “A” comes down too early and asks to play too. It just never seems like “Quiet Time” is actually very quiet.
So… today I decided that Mama needed a nap. The 2 littles fell asleep pretty fast, “A” was in his room, and “Z” quietly played and then looked at books. BUT… because I ended up dozing off… they soon followed!! I woke up and looked and “Z” was sound asleep on the other couch. Then I went upstairs and “A” had climbed into his bed and was asleep!! I decided to PROVE it by taking pictures!!!hehe
Here's my daughter, asleep by the laundry that needs to be folded…hehe
here's “A” in his bed…
and I had to take a picture of what he was up to before he fell asleep…there are little places all over his floor of cars he lined up nice and neat!!
and here's “L” asleep with her “measure tape”
and this is Baby “E” in his crib…
Now I can't decide what to do!! It's is 4:15 and they are all still asleep!!! I am loving this WAY too much!!! hehe So… guess it's time to turn a few lights on and motivate the bear cubs… hibernation is officially over!! (I want to make sure they aren't up all night!!!!)
It's crazy, though, how after all this time you'd think I would have gotten it!! If I am up and about… so won't they want to be. But if I show them I am going to rest… they just follow along!! I can't wait to try it tomorrow when my oldest is here too. I am going to start designating their area and MAKE them stay there and read and rest their bodies. We'll see!!!
🙂 Signed a well rested Mom