I don't know why but schedule changes upset me. They upset my rhythm of the day/week/month/etc... The Monkey adapts well so it's surprising that I don't.
She just went down to one nap.
That means that I don't shower until noon. I can't set out the sprinkler without putting The Monkey in a swim diaper. Our house is a mess. Really, it looks like a small hurricane came through until I can get it organized until The Monkey wakes up again. Sometimes the dishes don't get done. And laundry, oh the laundry piles!
But also - you can't leave a toddler alone. You can't just crate them to vacuum and clean. They find everything you don't want them to play with (we were missing a remote for about a month, I still can't find all the animals to the Fisher Price Zoo, there's only 2 pacifiers left out of 6).
BUT there are fabulous aspects of one nap.
We grocery shop when no one is at the store, go for 2-3 mile walks, we're not rushed anymore, and in general, the chaos has been somewhat contained to just "stuff" and not the frustrations of super short playdates and whirlwind shopping.
Oy, I just have to get used to our new schedule. And learn how to enjoy laundry piles. They'll get done eventually, right?