Sunday, September 05, 2010

The life of a 3 year old

I spent the greater portion of this holiday weekend with my 3 year old niece. I don't have any children of my own (yet), so I get my share of "kid time" with her. We enjoy intellectual conversations during the hour long drive from her house to mine, we share stories over chocolate milk and cinnamon rolls for breakfast at the kitchen bar and watch entertaining animated movies. I've got to hand it to her, she's got good taste! We like a lot of the same things, depsite our 24 year age difference. She likes Hello Kitty, I like Hello Kitty. She loves the color pink, as do I. We both enjoy the outdoors. But there is definitely one thing we do not share a common interest in...... N-A-P-S! While I'd give just about anything to be able to take a nap everyday around 2pm, she wants nothing to do with them. So, this weekend I enjoyed cleaning the house while she un-enjoyed a nap each day. I have a great amount of respect for parents who can juggle keeping their house from turning into a land fill, while entertaining a small human under the age of 5. It's hard work!!!! But, we both loved every minute of our time together and always discuss on the hour long drive back to her house, what we'll do the next time she visits. The conversation usually ends with "NO NAPS!"