Goodbye, Morning Nap. I can’t tell you how much I will miss you.
Because of you, I had a few uninterrupted minutes each day to drink coffee, in silence, and catch up on the news. More often than not, you were the reason my laundry gets done and my bathroom gets cleaned. And thanks to you, I didn’t have to try to brush my teeth and apply makeup while also keeping two toddlers from drowning themselves in the toilet and stabbing eachother with the razor blades in my bathroom cabinet.
Now that you’re gone, all that has changed.
I’m told I was lucky to have you as long as I did. My nephew was finished with you at the tender age of 10 months. Well, my boys are nearly 13 months now, and one of them, D, has decided he doesn’t need you anymore. It’s true, his brother R still likes it when you come around. But – and I say this with a heavy heart – as far as I’m concerned, if one of them is done with you, it might as well be both. The impact on me is the same.
I guess your abrupt departure from our lives isn’t without its benefits. Now that I don’t have to factor you into our day, I might be able to take the boys out of the house for more than a couple of hours. I can meet up with the other moms and reminisce about the good times we had with you in our lives. But let’s be honest. I’d take you over those other moms, any day.
Without you, I will be clinging for dear life to your cousin, Afternoon Nap. The cleanliness of my home, the opportunity to eat a meal, and the ability to pee with the bathroom door closed – it’s all on Afternoon Nap, now. No pressure, though, Afternoon Nap.
And so, Morning Nap – adios. I’ll always look back fondly on our time together. I never should have taken you for granted.
And you, Afternoon Nap? Please stick around for a good long while. I have twins. I need you.