It is with deep sorrow and regret that I take this opportunity to say farewell to the time of each day I affectionately refer to as Nap Time. We had a great ride for over 3 years, and for that I will always be grateful. You provided me with hope for each day, knowing that at the magical time between 2 and 4 p.m. I would encounter a blissful silence in my home, free from the background noise of Noggin and Nick Jr.
It was a time where I would make a nice cup of green tea, curl up on the couch, and watch The Young and the Restless. Or sometimes I could sit in the front room and read a book or write in my journal. Or I could accomplish housecleaning duties that would take ten times as long if you-know-who were awake.
Without you I have had to completely revamp my way of thinking and restructure my days, and you know how I hate change. I have been forced to become more creative in finding things for you-know-who to do around the house so that his little brain doesn't turn to mush from watching too much television. I’m not an arts-and-crafts kind of girl but I’m trying my best. I won’t break my No Glitter Policy but I have busted out some pretty great foam crafts.And for that I am proud.
Without you I have decided to go to the gym in the afternoons so that I will still get some sort of a break, and even benefit from those endorphins. I am desperately trying to make the best of the situation and to move on, but I want you to know that I will never, ever forget you.
I always knew there would come a time when I would have to let you go, but that doesn't make this any easier. Good-bye, my dear friend. You will never know just how much you meant to me.
When Stephanie isn't hammering out lame arts and crafts projects with her kids, you can find her musing on everything from tampon strings hanging out of swimsuits to her thoughts on Heidi from The Hills at www.mommish.com