Category Archives: Napping

kids asleep on pavement

Guest Nappers #179 and #180: Spectators Snoozing

The cool thing about writing Naps Happen  is that you eventually become the go-to social media destination for any and all friends who witness a post-worthy nap. That is exactly what happened this summer, when I was pinged by my college friend Peter, whose kids had fallen asleep on the pavement while waiting for a …

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girl asleep in basket

Guest Napper #178: Basket Case

Remember how I told that story about my cat squeezing himself onto the napkin basket? Well…you know. I told you so. It looks like people like to squeeze themselves into baskets, too. Looking at her, you might think she carefully chose this spot for her nap and then peacefully folded her hands and drifted off. …

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toddler asleep in carseat

Guest Napper #177: Cramped Collapse

I had this big, fluffy cat once who insisted on trying to balance his large bottom on our tiny napkin basket in the kitchen. For some reason, he was convinced he was small enough to sit comfortably upon it. Note: We did always discard the offending top napkin after Kitty had left. This little guy …

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child asleep with mask

Guest Napper #176: Ambiguous Mask of Sleep

It’s that time of year again, when the two-month Halloween holiday begins. Across the land, parents begin hearing the common refrain: For Halloween, I want to be…(fill in stupidly difficult costume here) I’ve been lucky. For the last few years, both of my kids have wanted to wear the same storm trooper costumes over and …

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