Every time C takes a nap in the afternoon, I never know how long he’s going to sleep. The first things I get done are the essentials – pumping, washing bottles, laundry. If he’s still sleeping, I check my email, Twitter, Facebook. If he’s still sleeping, I start to think about the things I need to do that take more time – work, cleaning the counter, filing the stack of papers on the desk. By the time I get to that point, I’m always afraid to get started on those projects. I think he’ll wake up as soon as I begin.
No wonder I never get anything substantial done. I keep falling into the nap trap.