There are many things no one tells you about motherhood. You have to experience them for yourself in all their painful glory. I’m not sure whether people keep these warnings to themselves as a polite courtesy or out of fear that we’ll run out of our baby showers screaming before the gifts are opened. “I hope you like the diaper cake and by the way in a few months there’s a slight chance once you have this baby that you’ll pee on yourself when you sneeze for the rest of your life”.
The dropped nap is one of motherhood’s best kept miserable secrets. There’s no way to prepare for the day your child says goodbye to nap time. It’s a miserable time. No more watching Maury pantsless while snarfing cocoa puffs. No ma’am. If your girlfriend tells you her kid stopped napping you better pour a little out for your homie because it’s a painful time. Luckily for you I’ve suffered this injustice and have a few survival tactics to share.