Nap time is my favorite time of the day and I have felt so guilty admitting that to myself.
Maybe it’s just the pressure of the world making me feel guilty. All of the messages saying “you’re super mom!” that make me feel like I have to always be super. Ya know, the BEST mom! The mom that wants to do nothing but put everyone before herself.
But I’m not.
I get tired and overwhelmed. My patience runs thin. I yell and cry some days. A lot of the time I have absolutely no clue what I’m doing. I even get SO lost in snacks and poopy diapers that I look in the mirror and don’t even know who I am anymore.
But… IM HUMAN. I have to recharge.
I loved on all of my babies enough for them to feel that they can rest safely and peacefully. The house is quiet and I get a few hours for myself to write, read, create, or even take a nap if I’m extra lucky.
Nap time keeps me sane and lets me be myself outside of motherhood.
So I decided to rid the shame and guilt of loving nap time. That time for myself allows me to be a good mom for my kids.
A happy mom.
A rested mom.
A clear-minded mom.
The mom they deserve.
And that’s no reason to feel guilty.