Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Naps and Nurturing
I took the picture of Brody (above) just as he was about to doze off into motion-driven dreamland. I used to drive Kenz around to take a nap, almost on a daily basis. I promised myself I wouldn't do it again with Brody and I haven't succumbed to it (yet.) I walk him to sleep in the stroller, but I won't waste 15 dollars worth a gas a week just to squeeze in a nap. Brody, however, will almost always, without fail, fall asleep if we go any further than fifteen minutes from home in my car. I've learned over the last year how to ever so carefully lift him out of the car seat and put him in the stroller in the reclining position so he can catch a few winks, while I shop around. He usually wakes up half-way through our outing or when I'm tucking him back into the carseat. There's a science to all this and I must say I'm pretty good at it.
It's been said that grandmas are moms with lots of experience! We can also get better at taking care of ourselves, wit a few reminders now and then.