Tag Archives: summer

Matching Togs and Ready for the Yacht.

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 …

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child asleep on deck

Guest Napper #188: Sleepy Sketching

Today we had a high of 66 degrees, which is warm in November, even for Virginia. I guess it put me in the mood for this summer retrospective I received from Maria. My kid came home from school today with a piece of art based on Mondrian, but I think this young artist has a …

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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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This ain't whitewater...

Guest Napper #167: Lazy River

‘Tis the season for pools and sprinklers and tubing.  What can be better than spending your day floating down the river with a cooler full of beverages? Or, if you can’t actually tube on the river, you can always get in one of those rinky dink “rivers” at the water parks. They’re not very exciting, …

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