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Our Beds are Calling

July 21, 2011

     To kids, the words, “Nap time!” are fightin words.  The older we get, the better those words sound.

     Quite often we spend our days running from here to there and back again.  We are tired and exhausted and we dream of lying down.  The last nap we took was probably with our passy.  Just as we rebelled against those naps in our childhood, but still had to take them.  It is time to throw a little tantrum and be sent to bed, by ourselves.

     The country right now seems to be covered under a blanket of heat.  We are all close to melting.  Seriously, what can be so important to do when it is so darn hot?  I have a suggestion.  Slip into something comfy, grab a sheet or light weight blanket, turn the ceiling fan on high and check out the backs of your eye lids.

     As I mentioned yesterday, my girls have played in this heat for three days.  They are finally hot and tired.  They never nap.  They rarely did even when they were very young.  As twins they made better use of the time by plotting and destroying.  Today, though I knew we all needed naps.

     There is just something about knowing how hot it is outside that makes a cool afternoon nap even more relaxing.  We partook.

     My husband tells the story of his grandfather, who went to work early, came home for lunch and a nap, then returned to work and stayed a little longer.  He did this every day.

     In our hectic busy lives we really need some down time.  God rested on the 7th day.  He put His seal of approval on naptime.  Sundays are not days to catch up on, all that was left undone during the week.  Sundays are a great day for a nap.

     So, head out to the hammock.  Send everyone to bed, including yourself.  Turn on a fan and drift off to sleep right smack in the middle of the day.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Diana permalink
    July 21, 2011 3:14 pm

    I agree, I was just thinking to myself that it is about time to sit and partake of some rest this afternoon. I told my girls when they were young that I’d know the day they became adults…it would be the day they didn’t complain about the inforced naptime each day. I was religious about naps. I told them I’d be a nicer mommy when they came out of their room(s) an hour later. Children and mommies need naps!!

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