An ode to the Daytime Nap

An Ode To The Daytime Nap

This post goes out to all of you Mummy’s, Daddy’s, Nana’s, Grandad’s, Step Mum’s, Step Dad’s, Childminders and Nursery Workers…in fact anyone with responsibility for looking after little one’s.

For those of you with children that still have a daytime nap, believe me you are blessed, but be warned, it doesn’t last.  For those of you that they don’t, you might just relate to this!

There once was a time in the day
That mummy’s got to stop and say
Oh, how we love the daytime nap
That snippet of time, that lovely gap

Now what should we do with this hour?
Clean, tidy or hey maybe take a shower
It won’t be long before they rise
Oh God, how quickly the time flies

When they were tiny naps got in the way
Leaving the house used to take all day
If they weren’t asleep, taking their nap
You would guarantee an explosion of crap

Oh for that nap, now we pray
What we wouldn’t do to have them stay
Maybe we can try and eek them out
Who are we kidding as they’re running about

The days can sometimes really drag
Where’s our hours respite, we’re starting to flag
Seriously, is it only that hour?
We’re watching the clock, we’re losing our power

Oh no, it’s here the witching hour
We still haven’t even managed a shower
Why are these minutes taking so long?
Surely it’s nearly CBeebies bedtime song

Eventually the time arrives
You’ve read their story a thousand times
Finally, they’re all tucked up
You creep downstairs and reach for a cup

Oh no, the house is really a state
Looks like that drink will have to wait
Lego underfoot and slip on a sock
Oh what the hell, it’s wine o’clock!

We really miss you day time nap
All is forgiven please come back!

Mum-Work-Repeat xxx



Cuddle Fairy

19 thoughts on “An Ode To The Daytime Nap

  1. Mummy Muckups (Anna) says:

    All so true. Always spent the time cleaning up. Even so, I was totally devastated when naps disappeared from our days. On the plus side, it does mean more sleep at night here…generally. Fingers crossed. #chucklemums

  2. The Unsung Mum says:

    So true! I use that precious nap time to bake/do something with no1 just because she doesn’t get anytime at all without the little one. The Baby is now starting to put up a fight at nap time and its really annoying! Hope she clings on to it for a bit longer!! Love this anyway! #chucklemums

  3. sarah says:

    We often bemoan the loss of the daytime nap! Randomly the boy had one the other day when we were camping – 2.5 glorious glorious hours. Was amazing. #chucklemums

  4. Beta Mummy says:

    OMG I miss naps so much! My youngest (2 and a bit) still has one occasionally, but not with any regularity these days. It’s horrible when they first drop their nap as they usually still need it to make it until bedtime without hysterics by 5pm…

    • MumWorkRepeat says:

      It’s bliss on the rare occasion you get one isn’t it. A car trip still works for us and he’s so knocked out I can carry him in and put him on the sofa #heaven

  5. MMT says:

    I think I actually remember a certain sense of relief when our eldest stopped napping, as i felt liberated I no longer felt tied to being somewhere stressing over getting her to nap! She was never a great day sleeper….. Might be different second time around ha ha! I wasn’t blogging then 😉
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

  6. Lex @ mumisthewordblog says:

    I love this. It’s full of humour and thoughts we all think haha. I can totally relate to the bed time song on CBeebies, between 6-7pm this is probably my most thought about thing! Wine o’clock is a lovely thing! Thanks for the giggles #coolmumclub

  7. Lisa (mummascribbles) says:

    I so remember when those daytime naps started reducing and when I had to tell my poor mum that Zach no longer needed a nap! To be fair, he may have the odd 20 minutes here and there but it’s not often and it’s not long! I used to love those long naps where I had an hour to myself! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  8. Claire says:

    I only seem to get a longer than 30 minute nap when we have somewhere to be. Never when we’re in the house and the time could be put to good use! #bloggerclubuk

  9. Joel Steven says:

    If parents were to take control and structure their babies feeding and sleeping needs from early on, a huge number of sleeping problems could be avoided. For some mums, this works a treat. ‘How do I use Callum s nap time? Have my chakras balanced and meridians realigned? My toes pedicured and my locks coiffed? No! I scrub the loo, take the bin out and remove rancid broccoli from the fridge.

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