Thursday, September 22, 2011

'Bon-bon' time

You know. That phrase or statement. Stay-at-home moms just sit around and eat bon-bons all day. Yeah, right!

Well maybe. After cleaning, wiping noses and/or butts, changing the sheets, doing the laundry, cleaning the bathrooms and tubs and sinks, making mental notes for Christmas presents, making sure "Calliou" is on again, taking out the chicken out of the freeze so it's ready for dinnertime, etc.

We do have 'bon-bon' time! At least I do. It's called naptime. Naptime is not only for the children, just as much as it is for the mommies/daddies. Taking care of children and households is exhausting! And right around 2-3 p.m., when the house is finally quiet after skipping back upstairs to tell the children that it IS naptime, to go to sleep and stop climbing into the other bed. That's when you quietly and carefully scour the kitchen for the hidden chocolate/ice cream/candy bars/energy drink that you have been thinking about all day.


  1. I could so go for a pepsi and reeses peanut butter cup right now!

  2. Couldn't agree more! I have Irish Twins born 10.5 months apart (19 month old girl and 9 month old boy). The hardest thing for me right now is that their afternoon nap doesn't overlap AT ALL recently so my "me" time (i.e. scrounging for chocolate and cleaning the kitchen time) is gone. Sigh!