I try to do too much at naptime!

This picture makes me sleepy. Zzzzzzzz

Things I am trying to fit in at naptime:

  • exercise (in the basement)
  • dinner prep
  • dishes/laundry
  • Read my Bible/work on my BSF study questions
  • make phone calls
  • Email/Facebook catch up
  • menu planning and other misc. things
  • Eat lunch with my 4-year-old son (my 1-yr-old naps through lunchtime right now, and my 6-yr-old is in school)
  • And now…blog!!!

It was ridiculous before, but now seeing it listed there, it looks just crazy! Naptime lasts about 2 hours.

I started picking different days to do different stuff (just in my head, as the week went along), but it’s still not all getting done. Not even close. I try to work on these things throughout the day, too, but it seems like I just can’t seem to get much done. It seems to take forevvvverrrrr with all of the interruptions from the kids needing/wanting attention or help.

If I don’t finish these things during nap time, then I try to finish them after the kids are in bed, or on Saturday when Mr. RSS is home and we try to all work together on things or tag-team with the kids. But it’s just not working.

Maybe I should try to write down an organized time schedule and see if I can follow it? Maybe I should give up Facebook for a while? (It was painful to write that! I love me some FB!)   

What do you think?

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4 Responses to I try to do too much at naptime!

  1. Jen in MN

    I do the same things, mostly, during naptime. But I only have 1 child so far (1 yr old as well). She naps about 1.5-2 hrs most days. I alternate workouts during her nap OR in the evenings (depends on what’s going on that day/evening). I also have ONE “main chore” I try to accomplish during the nap on most days. Some of them are pretty set. For example: Mondays I dust/swiffer the main floor of the house, Tuesdays or Wednesdays I clean the main bathroom…..I also do one load of laundry every 2 days or so. That way I never feel overwhelmed by a laundry mountain (-;

  2. robbiekay

    Would love to hear what you come up with. Though my situation is different (working, no children), I can still relate. I have 42 things on my list of things that need to be done each night upon getting home from work. Problem is that’s over four hours worth of work and I only have 2 1/2 hours from the time I get home till bedtime. Facebook is on my list, too. That’s a real tough one, because so much of it is not essential. However, through Facebook I learned such things as that my brother’s old, sick dog finally had to be put down and that my cousin’s baby was sick and in need of prayer. Those kinds of things make it hard to give up. Ideally, I could just check Facebook on Sundays which is supposed to be my day of rest, but it seems that even my Sundays get hijacked.

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