My darling girl,
During the week I live with a lot of mommy guilt. After coming home from a long day at work, I am drained. I have very little time or energy to spend with you. I do my best, but I know that often I fall short.
When the weekend comes it is our time. In an attempt to make up for the time that we lose during the week, I try to pack our days with fun activities and outings. I love our fun days together. I look forward to them all week, but after our fun is over there still is the ride home. I know that you are tired. I know that you probably want to sleep, but mommy has a favor to ask of you. Just stay awake until we get home.
I try all the tricks. I talk to you & sing songs. I am loud. I am obnoxious, even more so than usual. I try to start up a game of eye spy & point out every single thing that I see as if it is the most exciting thing that I have ever laid my eyes on. “Baby, did you see that garbage can? Wooooowwwww! That’s a nice one.” In desperation, I even break out the fruit snacks to keep you awake. Alas, eventually regardless of all my hard work, the thumb finds its way into your mouth, your eyes close and you drift off.
It’s not your fault really. I don’t think you understand. Nap time is essential to your mother’s sanity. When you nap, I nap too. I get chores done if I can muster up the energy. I catch up on all of the things that I put off during the week. It is not as if I don’t enjoy sitting in a parked car in our driveway while you nap. I keep a book in the glove box just for these occasions, but I haven’t taken a shower yet today & I would love to get just one in this weekend. Thanks baby! Love your mom