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…

Dreams of the Deck

I really thought this would never happen again.  My oldest (our original napper!) is getting so big and hardly ever takes a strange nap (or any nap) anymore.  That’s why this one was such a sweet surprise. It does look like he was strolling across the threshold with his juice and just went splat.  That’s…

Ding, Dong, the Deck’s a Bed

Contrary to what this photo would suggest, I do not encourage my children to sunbathe.  I also do not lock them on the deck in their pajamas and force them to take outdoor naps.  Behind giant flowerpots. It seems that, following in his brother’s footsteps, my four-year-old couldn’t resist the siren song of the sauna-like…

Naps Happen on the Road!

Sorry for the nap starvation diet, but my family just spent a gorgeous week in Maine. Of course you KNOW that the show goes on, regardless of location. Sheesh. Not all the naps were funny, but this one sure was. I was inside the house when Dan ran in and hissed “get the camera!” It…