You know how you get so hungry sometimes that you find yourself just shoveling your lunch in? And then you are simultaneously chugging your drink and taking a nap to rev yourself back up for the afternoon meeting?
Wait…no, me neither.
Alicia, on the other hand, has got this multi-tasking thing down. She also appears to have gotten a large quantity of pasta or, uh, sweet potatoes? down as well. Right before downing her bottle and taking a train down to Dreamland.
Shh! I'm slurping. I mean sleeping.
Slurping…excuse me, sleeping is an important skill. Her mom, Jennifer, must be so proud.
Ziva sent me this picture of her daughter, who is carrying on the great tradition of sleeping at mealtimes.
Hand to Mouth
As is the case in so many of these situations, I wish that there had been a video, instead. Apparently, she traversed new territory by actually continuing to eat while napping! Reportedly, she snoozed away while slowly taking bites of toast.
Now that is a multi-tasker, folks. I predict a long and illustrious career for her as a project manager. At a test kitchen.
After being up with a really feverish child last night, I can certainly relate to Liam.
Um...you're in my "dance space."
His mom, Desiree, had no problem with getting right up in his chubby little face in order to capture this great moment of relaxation.
And what’s wrong with it? We all like to push back after a great meal and digest for a moment.
Hey! You! That's better. Stay back.
Sleep and eat. Sleep and eat. It’s a toddler’s life.
I’m beginning to see a trend here, and I am wondering what does it all mean???? Joanie sent me this picture of her daughter Abbey, who was conquered by her meal and fell prey to exhaustion at the table.
Does Mac 'n Cheese Contain Tryptophan?
Or was it the sinister contents of the meal? I am beginning to form a hypothesis, and it involves pointing an accusatory finger at Kraft. Just look at this other piece of evidence.
On the other hand, legions of exhausted parents might flock to the shelves to get a little of this pasta-generated peace and quiet. Just sayin’. And now I’m going to stop before I make an inappropriate Benadryl joke.
What’s for dinner, Mom?
I’m sure most parents have seen their little people fall asleep while eating. Perhaps this Nap Happening isn’t so unusual.
No turkey here...just cheerios
I do like the little detail of the cheerio on the neck, however. It looks like he might have one in his mouth, too. Luckily, these tasty, round morsels dissolve…eventually!
Rest up BEFORE your meals, people.