This one I really did feel pretty bad about when it happened :/
It was during my first trimester of my second pregnancy. I was tired. So very tired. Felt like I had been run over with a truck tired. I tried and tried to stay awake. Then tried laying on the couch and watching my 1 year old play, but it got to the point that I literally could not hold my eyes open any more. I was going to fall asleep, and I definitely didn’t want my toddler having free reign of the house while I accidentally slept!
So I grabbed a bunch of baby books, cars, balls etc. and put them in the crib and then put my son in, told him I was sorry and took a nap! Poor guy probably didn’t understand why he had to play in his crib for awhile. But I HAD to sleep. I felt so guilty in the moment, and spoiled my boy a bit (out of guilt!) when I woke up and got him out of his crib. But, the fact is, he was fine. He wasn’t mad, I don’t think he even cried. (protested a bit, but no real tears) He doesn’t even remember that happened. I had to keep in mind that I have two kids to care for now, even if one is in my belly and I had to sleep then for the sake of both my children. I did what was safest for my boy, even if it wasn’t the most fun, or the fairest thing.
He’s still happy and healthy and he knows he’s loved. And at the end of the day that’s what matters most. Not all the things you can or cannot do perfectly ;)
Remember to show your kids you love them today… and stop worrying about being the perfect mom. She only exists in your head! ;)
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