They say that when your child naps, you should nap too. I’ve attempted this, and sometimes it works. Max will sleep, I will sleep, and we’ll knock out a good hour or two. Other times, not so much. Max will sleep, but lightly, and he’ll open his eyes every 15 minutes to make sure I’m still watching him. And if I’m not there… much fussing and no napping, resulting in a very tired little boy, and a frustrated mommy.
I started doing this when we moved back to my hometown. My husband and I moved in with my parents and we had no room for a filing system, and the “throw it in the box” method was born. And by the time we moved out a year and change later, we were busy with the new house. And then… well, it was just kind of scary to look at so I ignored the filing boxes, except to toss some more on top.
Then I got over it. The house is going to take a while, I might as well unpack. Nesting urges helped a lot! So, ever so slowly the stacks of boxes are going away, and a home is emerging. Mostly during naptimes.