Don't let the fear of interrupting sleep schedules
keep you locked in your house!
After the birth of a baby, most of us will spend an insane amount of time trying to get that baby on some sort of schedule. Trying everything in our power to ensure that the baby actually sleeps during the night and takes regular naps during the day. Once the schedule has been set, the thought of actually disrupting that schedule may seem as appealing as stabbing a sharp knife through your hand.
That being said, you also don't want to live your life always navigating sleeping and eating schedules. It is OK to skip a nap every so often or push bedtime back an hour or so to enjoy a family dinner or party with your kids. Babies are resilient and will survive if nap time has to be adjusted every once in a while. Trust me, if you try to plan every single event around nap and bedtime, you will pretty much count yourself out of any social event in your life for about 2 years or so. Not fun.
Just look at how much fun you can have during nap time: