I know, I know. It always sounds like a great idea but then I wake up grumpier than I was before. My brain is in a fog and I can’t shake it off.
On the other hand, I really, really, really want my kids to nap. Teddy hasn’t napped since he was two. He’s now six. So, that dream is never happening again. Annie hasn’t napped at home in almost a year, but she did occasionally nap at her last daycare. Her current morning program doesn’t include nap time. I try to enforce quiet time but she often wants me to lay down with her. Great, kid. As if you’re not glued to my side enough now I can’t get work done during the one time I thought for sure that I could. However, if I do lie down with her, I often fall asleep. And she still does not! And then I’m grumpy and she’s cranky from overtiredness and then we’re in even deeper waters than we would have been if I hadn’t tried to make her rest. It’s a vicious cycle!
I don’t know when this started. I used to wake up before the alarm. But now I hit snooze again, again, and again. It’s a real problem when I’ve got to get the kids together and out the door on my own! Is anyone else a snoozer? Wait, don’t tell me yet. Just give me five more minutes to “rest my eyes”!
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Wordless Wednesday and this one isn’t. You guys! I’ve figured out this painting!
Forget that it’s supposed to be Ophelia from Hamlet. No, it’s every busy woman who instead of wanting to start the day and have to get in the shower (or tub) wished there was some way to sleep while bathing at the same time. As I mused on that this morning and if in the future there could be devices that did that (I pictured a sort of CT scan thing), I recalled this painting. I don’t know if Millais captured Ophelia, but he certainly captured me. That would be my exact expression of “I can keep resting my eyes if I don’t have to actually stand.”
Also, I haven’t forgotten about Mansfield Park. I’m still reading and hope to have more notes up for Falling for Fanny soon! It is Austen’s longest work and although I am a big reader, definitely the longest one I’ve read in a year or two, so I think that gives me a reprieve. It will spill over into part of March, but that’s just fine.