• spedrson

    Glad I’m not the only one that leaves her daughter in her room for “hours” while she talks to herself!

  • mommica

    Well, as long as she’s not drinking. Because you know, drinking alone is a bad sign.

  • kristanhoffman

    LOL @ mommica’s comment.

    Adorable September header!

  • lbnassar

    I took a clue from our pre-school and called it “quiet time” – not nap time. I didn’t care if they played in their bed/room/toy box, as long as they were in their room and the activity was their choice. If they were tired, they took a nap. But at least they were calm, learned to entertain themselves, and I got a break!

  • ali in indy

    I agree – quiet time! My son will be 3 next month, and even when he’s done with sleeping during nap time, he will still have quiet time in his room. alone. because Mama needs her sanity.

  • WiseMona

    Mine are a little older so there are no more nap times, but we live out in the country and I keep them outdoors A LOT. WE have a rule: Unless there is blood they cannot come back inside.
    I think better when its quiet.

  • BellyGirl

    Just curious who does all the grass-fed, free-range cooking?

    Also, if Mormons can’t drink coffee, why are heavily caffeinated sodas permissible?

    Look at me, all loaded with questions today.

  • prestonk9

    omg Benny Hill. That show used to make me feel all weird and tingly.

  • mom2twins

    You joke about Benny Hill, but my mom was mortified when I told my Kindergarten teacher Benny Hill was my favorite show. Apparently my great grandmother was letting me watch it.

  • slappyintheface

    My lunch is going to be a Lean Cuisine meal eaten at my desk …. ah the good life. :) I know … I know … there are starving nuns in Tanzania who would cut off their own arm for a Lean Cuisine meal … blah blah blah.

  • jenwilson

    Your talk of Jon’s gallbladder stuff is making me so nervous – having this soon. ACK!

    When my daughter out-grew her afternoon nap, we transitioned her to Quiet Time, where she stays in her room for two hours. By herself. Awake. I even make my 10-year-old do it on weekends sometimes. Mother of the year, RIGHT HERE.

  • apostate

    Loopholes, Belly Girl. Life is all about loopholes.
    Open up your D&C 89.
    Do you see anything there pertaining to Diet Coke? Nope? Didn’t think so.

  • apostate

    Incidentally, I’d talk about whatever during lunch with my fabulous gay friend and I’d call it a first step in “dealing with it”. Given what went into Prop 8, I think some Mormon “deal with it” therapy might be needed all around.
    Just my opinion.