This year, I put Addie in afternoon kindergarten with the hopes of having uninterrupted quiet time each afternoon while the littles napped.
I dreamed big. With two hours, the possibilities were endless. Laundry! Blogging! Reading! Meal planning! House cleaning! This was IT! My chance to become the on-top-of-things mom I've wanted to be all along.
The littles? They had different plans. I have from noon to three o'clock while Addie's at school. In order for them to get a good nap in, I have to put them down fairly soon after getting Addie to school. But that's too early for Brody, and he's fought it every day. If I wait too long, then I have to wake them up to pick up the big girls from school, which results in two grumpy little kids. So each day for the last two weeks, I've experimented with different times and scenarios, only to be frustrated that I didn't end up with those coveted quiet minutes I dreamed of.