Topic: A question for those with older kids
Is life better after the kids no longer need a nap? I'm secretly looking forward to the day when our schedule is no longer controlled by who needs a nap and when. For example, today I hauled a crying preschooler into the car because Juliet needed to get home for a nap, causing Justin to have to cut short his fun. Meanwhile my dad was with us and really wanted to stop at two lawn sales on the way home, but knew he'd have to drive back on his own later. Family gatherings always throw the kids off schedule (I have the only kids under 14 in our family), and invitations to group outings always have me looking at the clock and contemplating if it will work out.
Not to mention that right now I have laundry to fold and hang up, counters to clean, dishes to put away a floor that needs a good vacuum and mop, bills to pay, and dinner prepped but I'm held hostage in the bedroom by a one-year old who missed her morning nap and wakes every time I leave the room.
Does it get better after the kids no longer nap, or am I thinking it's all going to be rosy when it isn't?