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Afternoon naps

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cheekypickle Sun 22-Jul-12 15:13:24

Another weekend and DH is having yet another afternoon nap. He did let me lie in until 9:30.

What would you guys do with DD for 4-5 hours on a Sunday afternoon??

WorraLiberty Sun 22-Jul-12 15:15:56

What would you do if your DH was awake? Just do that.

It's a beautiful day though so I'd go over the park

DuckingHell Sun 22-Jul-12 15:16:09

I like a nap in the afternoon on a weekend blush

DH usually takes them out to the park or swimming.

kinkyfuckery Sun 22-Jul-12 15:17:42

I think a 4-5 hour nap is a little excessive. What time did he get up this morning?

cheekypickle Sun 22-Jul-12 15:18:03

He got up at 6am

TheMonster Sun 22-Jul-12 15:18:44

I'm going for a nap as soon as DP gets home from shopping.

HecateHarshPants Sun 22-Jul-12 15:20:53

I'm just up from one. My husband said I looked tired and packed me off to bed. Bloody love a sunday nap! grin

We're going out for a drive in a bit.

Is it park weather where you are?

Jenstar21 Sun 22-Jul-12 15:21:05

Oooh. I love an afternoon nap. I'm luck if I get an hour, though. Today, we're watching the Tour de France, whilst DD mooches about. We are obviously bad, neglectful parents. smile

WorraLiberty Sun 22-Jul-12 15:21:37

It's a bit of a misleading thread title really if you're just asking us how you can amuse your baby for a few hours.

If I remember rightly you already did a thread about your DH's naps.

Do you have a park nearby?

cheekypickle Sun 22-Jul-12 15:22:11

Yes really nice weather. DD is 11months old so I never know what to do with her at the park! She's still too little for all the equipment

HecateHarshPants Sun 22-Jul-12 15:25:41

Oh. Is the issue here really then that you don't want him to sleep?

Don't go out then. Just have fun in the house. Are you going out or Going Out? iyswim.

kinkyfuckery Sun 22-Jul-12 15:25:53

Why does he need a nap? 6am isn't excessively early - certainly not to justify a 4-5 hour nap!

What do you normally do whilst he has his 'naps'?

GnocchiNineDoors Sun 22-Jul-12 15:26:27

4-5 hours is not an afternoon nap - it's going to bed early. Or, if done regularly, (which I think I remember your recent thread re: him napping this long EVERY sat and sun) it is Parental Avoidance.

If you are the woman with the H who naps every sat and sun for 4-5 hours then your problem really isnt how to entertain your DD in that time.

If you are not that woman, then go out! The sun is shining, even just a tootle round the shops is enough for them at that age. Do you have a sand pit at the park? If not, take a big blanket and her usual toys and lay on the grass with her. Just being outside usually is enough of a change of scenery for them.

cheekypickle Sun 22-Jul-12 15:27:20

I'll prob just stay in and let LO play

GnocchiNineDoors Sun 22-Jul-12 15:28:54

Oh, if you ARE That Woman, then if I were you i'd Vac Up grin

SlipperyNipple Sun 22-Jul-12 15:28:57

Wake him up after 2.5 hours and tell him you want a bath.

SlipperyNipple Sun 22-Jul-12 15:29:51

Let daughter play on the bed.

cheekypickle Sun 22-Jul-12 15:29:59

Yes I'm that woman whose husband sleeps every weekend. It is kind of fair because he lets me lie in

SlipperyNipple Sun 22-Jul-12 15:30:11

Do some noisy DIY.

kinkyfuckery Sun 22-Jul-12 15:31:35

Sorry, I'm confused! What is your post about? Are you just making chat??

Totallymum Sun 22-Jul-12 15:32:28

Just had one. Fantastic - love sundays

SlipperyNipple Sun 22-Jul-12 15:32:28

But 4 to 5 hours? He gave you 3. Wake him up after 3. Otherwise what time is spending with you and your daughter.

What time do you all go to bed?

HecateHarshPants Sun 22-Jul-12 15:33:22

Well, yes. That's fair. He gets up at silly oclock and you sleep until way after 9. then he goes back to bed in the afternoon.

In terms of sleeping, that's certainly fair.

But - when do you do anything as a family? If it's just sleeping in turns?

cheekypickle Sun 22-Jul-12 15:33:39

We go to bed between 9-10pm

CouthyMow Sun 22-Jul-12 15:33:41

How many hours do you lie in for? 4-5 hours? Or less? If he is getting out of parenting for the same time as you, then fair's fair. However, of you are only getting an hour's lay in, then it's a different story.

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