19 April 2010
I've seen the future...
...and its trousers are on upside down.
The world is revolving and I'm having trouble hanging on.
This is why:
PRESLEY HAS STOPPED HAVING AN AFTERNOON NAP!
I suppose I should count myself lucky that he has had an afternoon nap almost every day for two years and seven months.
But no more.
Can you tell, I'm almost in tears here?
I need to make some adjustments, not just in my daily routine, but also in my head.
I have to kiss goodbye to my me time. My ninety minutes of peace each afternoon. Bye bye blogging, ta ta Twitter, farewell Facebook and see you later secret chocolate scoffing.
No naps for Mummy either - not that I've ever had an afternoon nap, but now that option has been taken away I really want one. Ditto doing any housework in those ninety minutes!
I'm trying to look on the bright side. I can now have one-on-one time with Presley. We can do all of the things that are a bit advanced for Cash, such as painting, glueing, baking and counting coins - yes, Presley loves to play with money. He'll sit at the spare desk in Andy's office, move the mouse and tap away at the keyboard. He thinks he's working and asks for money so that he can buy bread and milk.
I knew the two boys having their afternoon naps together, at the same time, every day wouldn't last forever, but I hadn't realised how much I needed that daily break until it was gone.
My inbox is filling up with emails and my Google Reader is piling up with posts. I feel out of touch and out of the loop already. I'll still sneak online occasionally throughout the day and try to catch up in the evening.
It's not really the end of the world, but it's the end of a phase in Presley's life. My little boy is growing up.