32 minutes

by DaniGirl on October 23, 2008 · 7 comments

in Baby days, Life, the Universe and Everything, Mothering without a licence

For the last two days, Lucas has been averaging a 32 minute nap, a couple of times per day. That would explain, for those of you who are hanging on my every word (hi Mom!), why posting has been so light this week. For what it’s worth, 32 minute naps also make for one cranky-assed little baby who wants to be held and entertained all day, thus further reducing stolen minutes online.

This is a list of things you can achieve in 32 minutes:

  • read/write Twitter updates or read/write e-mails (but not both)
  • fold one basket of clean laundry (but not put it into the drawers)
  • pick up all the clutter off the floor so you can vacuum or actually vacuum (but not both)
  • eat breakfast or clean up the breakfast dishes from the rest of the family (but not both)
  • read the last three or four entries on one favourite blog (but not comment)
  • shower or get dressed (but not both)
  • compose a kick-ass clever blog post in your head (but not write it)
  • write one lame placeholder of a blog post (but not one worth reading)

And right on cue, there he is…

Edited to add: yeah, Lee beat me to it again:


Doodle by Lee. The code for this doodle and other doodles you can use on your blog can be found at Doodles.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Annika October 23, 2008 at 9:39 am

Too funny! You just made my morning. I was getting cranky because most of the 90 minutes I have “for me” while two-year-old is in preschool have been consumed by four-month-old spitting up on me (I’ve changed three times already today and it’s not even noon) and refusing to nap.

I see I am not alone. You are such a great writer. This is truly hilarious. I am so glad I am taking the time to read your blog and NOT sort the mountain of mail on our diningroom table! =)

2 Sharon October 23, 2008 at 10:35 am

Have you the tried the dreaded, let’s see if he will cry himself back to sleep IF I put huge ear muffs on and can stand it?

My kids were never great nappers and they are not much better sleepers

3 Erin October 23, 2008 at 10:40 am

I used to go in 5 min before I though mine would wake up (40 min mark) and gently pat her back and soothe her back to sleep. The idea is to catch them before they totally wake up. This didn’t always work, but might be worth a try!

4 Theresa October 23, 2008 at 11:30 am

I love – LOVE – love that you nailed it right down to the two minutes!!!! LOL

Psssst…I’ve got our number three on the way in three short months!!!

5 meanie October 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm

i used to envy my mom friends who’s kids would sleep 1 hr in the morning, and 2-3hrs in the afternoon. mine, if they napped at all, would just have little siestas at THEIR convenience. huh. and yeah, i’d get nothing done.

6 Lee October 23, 2008 at 6:42 pm

It’s always about choices, isn’t it?

Hang in there!


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