Children are idiots, so adamantly against missing even a minute of the day with sleep.
With age comes wisdom, as well as appreciation for the delicious luxury that is a good nap. I would just like to take a minute and send out a warm, cuddly thank you to some of my favorite types of naps.
This is for you with love, dearest nap-time.
(Press play to set the mood, please)
To the ideal-setting naps,
The lazy, rainy Saturday Netflix nap,
The arbitrary-sports-game-in-the-background nap,
The beautiful spring day in the park nap, (with sunscreen on, I hope.)
To the naps I couldn’t have accomplished alone,
The classic food-coma nap, (best accompanied by family during the holidays.)
The your-pet-is-so-warm-and-cuddly nap,
The I’m-glad-I-invested-in-this-couch-’cause-it’s-really-comfy nap,
To the necessary naps,
The quick-nap-and-rally-for-a-night-out nap,
The automatic-shut down nap (your body says rest, crazy-town!)
The nap that clears your head,
The glorious arbitrary naps,
The just-kidding fake-out morning nap when your body isn’t ready for the day,
The in-and-out nap where you never completely fall asleep,
The nap you actually feel refreshed after,
And the embarrassing naps,
The you-should-call-it-bedtime nap,
The slept-through-something-and-now-have-to-send-awkward-apology-text nap,
The avoidance nap, (putting off today’s problems until you wake again)
To each and every type of nap,
Here’s to you.
You are pretty darn awesome.
And I should tell you that more often.