Guest Nappers #203 and 204: Positraction

Don’t you hate it how your kids never behave for you, and then they’re just perfect angels for NANA?

Because we all know children are sweetest when they’re asleep. Jeannette from Mommy Needs a Martini sent me this infuriating photo of her children, who seem to have walked through their Nana’s door and instantly and compliantly started to nap.'s that easy!

Because…it’s that easy!

Paying homage to My Cousin Vinny, I’d say “The two yutes, OH EXCUSE ME…the TWO YOUTHS” are guilty only of being present at the scene of this napping crime.

It’s all about the positraction, right? In this case, one wheel stayed on the ground and the other rode up on the couch. Still, they nap in perfect synchronicity.

And Nana  thinks they’re easy to get to sleep. Wouldn’t you know? You’ll never hear the end of it.


Guest Napper #202: Reading Room

Tomorrow my kids start school for the year, and I guess maybe I’m feeling a little soft or sentimental. I was looking through my backlog of naps I promised to post for people, and I came across this vintage nap from the early nineties.

Gosh, I was in college when this was taken. I suspect, however, I was in a very similar position on a desk in my dorm.

Naps Happen

The media can be so exhausting.

I love the sweet simplicity of this snooze. Courtney, who is pictured here, is now 25 years old, but her mom fondly remembers her many impromptu naps, taken wherever she felt the need to crash.

As we go into another year jam-packed with activities and tutoring and sports and total craziness, let’s all remember to let these little people have their moments of peace and quiet.

Aren’t they truly divine?


Guest Napper #201: The Princess and the Pig

Everyone says, if you want people to share your stuff, just post  puppies and kittens.

I disagree.

Much more comfortable than the Princess and the Pea.

Much more comfortable than the Princess and the Pea.

I think you all want to see a child napping with a pig. Because, why not? Jessica from Four Plus an Angel saw this spontaneous porcine slumber happening in her yard and ran for her camera. You know what they say, after all: A kid needs a pig. Oh, sorry, is that a dog? Well, this kid needed a pig, apparently, to make her nap happen.

This little piggy went to market, and this little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef and and this little piggy had none. And this little piggy went Z Z Z Z Z…all the way home.

That’s how the story goes, right?


Guest Napper #200: Sea of Dreams

I take pride in trying to give my boys a summer like the ones I had in the seventies and eighties. So far, we’ve had tree climbing, Slip ‘n Sliding, and Pop Rocks with Coke.

Okay, I’m fibbing about the Pop Rocks with Coke.

Frozen yogurt may have replaced Cherry Slushees and we may no longer ride in Pinto station wagons, but I’m pretty sure kids still have to wear life jackets when they’re out on the water…or just anytime they seem like a good substitute for a pillow.

Matching Togs and Ready for the Yacht.

Matching Togs and Ready for the Yacht.

This little dude is rockin’ the late seventies without rockin’ the boat. He’s ready for anything, including the great flood that is coming while he is asleep.

It’s a good thing he’s got an evacuation plan via the pants, because ain’t nobody pulling his clothes over his head in a hurry, that’s for sure!

Be safe out there, sailors, and get your sleep.