Puppy Parade

With all the sobering news out there right now, I didn’t really feel right about posting comical naps this past week, hence my brief absence.  I want to say, first and foremost, that I am sensitive to the fact that people have much more important things to think about than silly blogs!

However, after spending the morning at the DMV, I was freshly inspired to post the “nap” you see below.  It was so appropriate, and it gave me a much-needed laugh to think of sharing it with all of you…most of whom have also been to the DMV at some point and know its particular tortures.

William put himself down for a nap (in bed – a shocker) the other day, which wasn’t that entertaining.  What was entertaining was how his room looked when he cheerily toddled downstairs for a juice.

Puppy Parade

I’m fairly sure this is really about William’s persistent desire for symmetry in life…but anyone who has ever observed meetings between dogs can’t help but notice a humorous authenticity to the way the dogs are arranged.

Are you a friend?

Greetings, puppies!

I am, indeed, thankful that my trip to the DMV was a little less friendly than this.

Take a number!

But at least they’re all standing in line quietly like civilized puppies.


Just a little message from William that we should all be friendly, wait our turn, and make time in life to enjoy the simple things.

A Puzzling Dream

I’m always seeing families on TV who claim they love to do puzzles together.  I would like to say that about our family.

“Oh, after a quiet family dinner we like to sit by the fire and do a puzzle together.”

I understand the G.W. Bush family rents puzzles to do together of an evening.  I saw it on Oprah.  You know, because puzzles are very expensive.

Well, guess what?  MY KIDS LIKE TO DO PUZZLES, TOO!

Trail of...puzzle pieces?

I think this is what might save me from that special room in hell for parents whose children watch every episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  Five times.

But one puzzle is enough, as you can see by the fact that William collapsed with exhaustion upon his completed masterpiece, leaving puzzle #2 forlornly in pieces.

I pity the fool who touches my puzzle!

Just to make sure his puzzle is safe during his nap, William gets Blue Puppy and a few cars to park themselves next to him.  You know, the muscle.

Perhaps the Bush family would like to rent the other one?  It’s not being used…

Dozing Danseur

I’ve posted naps in the past that I characterized as “balletic” but this one takes the cake.

Recruit for the Russian Ballet?

Indeed…JUMP my little Baryshnikov!  JUMP!

Think of the sheer strength required to lift that Goofy.  I am agog.

Guest Napper #10 (Or Maybe #11). Redux.

You’re not going to recognize this guy, but he appeared not too long ago with his identical twin in just about the best tandem nap EVAH.  The problem is, I can’t tell which boy he is. You can hardly blame me.

Snug as a bug...

The only important thing to know is that this boy is having a very good sleep.  Who cares about any of the other details?

Like those little crocuses just waiting to pop up and delight us all…