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What do you do while your child is napping?

I try to fit in so much in that 1 and 1/2 hour time, checking e-mail, exercising, showering, etc. etc. When I'm working out, I always feel like I should be cleaning, or ironing, or doing laundry, but I HAVE to make time to take care of myself. What do you do?

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Asked by divakristi at 10:36 AM on Feb. 3, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • ugh clean lol sometimes get on cafemom, or make phone calls (dentist, doctor, important ones)

    Answer by camtri3 at 10:37 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • I take a shower or watch something on tv that i wont have to pause every five seconds...

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 10:39 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • Read, cross stitch, fold laundry, scrapbook, whatever I feel like. My girls nap for about 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours a day so I have a lot of time. Occasionally I'll get into an organizing mood or something and clean out movie cabinets, game cabinets, etc.

    We have Volunteers of America coming next week to pick up donations so that's what I'll be doing this week....going through everything trying to purge as much as possible. So no reading for me this week!! :-)

    Answer by mommytoadam at 10:39 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • once in a blue moon i will nap with him ( like when im sick ) but mostly clean wash floors and wash wood or clean out the snack cabinet lol. ( if he sees that all i hear is snack.. please ) or get in a shower so i dont have to heres " weres mommy?" "there u are"

    Answer by tabbys4 at 10:54 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • Just like everyone else, I use that time to clean or cook or something of that nature. Very rarely will I lay down to take a nap myself.

    Answer by Mizzjos at 11:03 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • Very rarely do my girls take a nap at the same time since my oldest has decided she's not taking naps any more.

    Answer by watersgirls at 11:18 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • on a good day i have about 45 minutes to an hour between the time i lay my 3 year old down for her nap to the time my 7 month old wakes up from his nap. i typically use that time to start dinner and clean the house.
    sometimes i curl up with a book or knit instead.

    Answer by heatherama at 12:15 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • I normally just take time out for myself... sometimes I take a nap too!! Try getting your little one to help you with clothes... my son LOVES helping me do clothes and will "help" me with cleaning... isnt really helping but I always try to get him into everything I am doing so he feels like he is a big helper!! But I normally just get the stuff done that I CANT do while he is up!!

    Answer by aydens_mama at 12:22 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • Check email, catch up on phone calls, etc.... rarely do I ever do anything for myself! lol.

    Answer by sweetsea07 at 12:26 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • I work full time mon-fri but on the weekends I'd be lying if I said I didn't take a nap when he does. LOL I look forward to our nap time on the weekends!

    Answer by Cadens_Mommy118 at 1:17 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

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