Sometimes, of an afternoon, I let the boys have their lunch on a tray in the basement while they watch a movie. They call this “picnic” and it’s good, clean fun. Apparently, it’s also very tiring…at least for Cormac.
Grilled cheese gross out?
William has eaten half of his sandwich, but Cormac didn’t even make it to the cherry tomatoes before he crashed out. William seems unconcerned.
In fact, this impromptu naps seems to have hit Cormac like a freight train, leaving him open-mouthed with surprise. At least he thought to take his shoes off, first.
Blue Puppy was surprised, too.
As if he doesn’t know the drill by now. Puhleeze.
For some reason, when I saw this scene, it reminded me of a horrible dish my college cafeteria used to serve up called “Broccoli and Friends.” Here he is – my little vegetable – surrounded by all his favorite entertainments. Blue Puppy. A piece of his train set. The remote control. Still, apparently, it was not enough to keep him awake.
a very busy nap.
Or maybe he’s like the Pharaohs of old(e) and he needs to have his stuff with him as he sleeps?
Aerial view of the activity.
I’m sure he’ll be springing into action any minute.
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I think this whole planking trend is ridiculous. Apparently, Cormac doesn’t.
Rather than participate, Blue Puppy has stuck his head in the
sand blankie. He’s not Cormac’s puppy ANYWAY.
Planking is too hard for puppies.
Eh. It’s too hot to play outside, anyway. Snooze on, little planker. Snooze on.
Oh, like YOU haven't napped in this position.
I know what you’re thinking. She’s lost her edge, that nap lady. I could produce a nap like this!
Oh, so WHAT??!
It’s true. Every toddler falls asleep on the couch. Who cares? Ah! But look more closely!
There's another one!
Oh yeah. The floor nap is ON.
…plus poor old Blue Puppy. If you can find him.
Snooze on, people. Snooze on.
Cormac has been taking the lion’s share of the naps around here, lately, so I was pleased to come across this classic one of William, featuring a pleasingly squashed Blue Puppy.
What really struck me when I captured this nap was the impression that some type of strange party had taken place, which involved the removal of several pairs of socks and the consumption of a sprig of grapes.
My best theory is that Cormac was here a moment ago.
He commands you!
But who can say?
This nap definitely falls into the “Flexy McFlexerson” category of Gumby-like snoozes William has always been good at.
I’m a little concerned that his foot will fall asleep (like my whole leg did a couple of times, after which I foolishly stepped out of bed and went crashing to the floor in the dark. Er…I digress.)
Unfortunately, this nap also reminds me of the terrible movie version of Eat, Pray, Love. He looks like he’s trying to meditate, but just can’t overcome his inner dialogue that is broadcasting, “William! We have fallen asleep without Blue Puppy!”
Of course, it doesn’t stop him from napping, for goodness sake. There are limits!
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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…
This is a good one for all my friends out there who are busy writing papers for school or correcting papers for school…or…staying up too late with the Kindle?
William was busy reading about tractor tipping with his V-tech pen. As you can see, the story was not thrilling enough to prevent an impromptu snooze at the height of the story.
Blue Puppy was also overcome.