Is there anything better that an afternoon nap? It's high on my list of favorite things to do. Especially on a hot summer day. Cool fresh white sheets, a medium firm pillow, a comfortable bed, the ceiling fan whirring, soft music on the CD player, the blinds closed, and that wonderful tired feeling that drifts over you. I remember, as a child, I hated having to take naps. I had to rest, while my friends played. My Mom said, "Someday you will wish you could take a nap." I never believed her. In kindergarten we had to take rugs...for napping. We rested for a while and then we could have our little milk carton...for a treat. Sometimes chocolate milk. I still didn't like resting. When my kids were small...they hated naps. I would make them better by laying down with them and reading them books. Hey, I was beginning to enjoy nap time. It was nice being next to your sleeping children...listening to them breathe. They had sweaty heads from playing hard in the out of doors. They made cute little snoring sounds. Sometimes the dog would nap too. When the kids grew up and left home...once in a while, I would take a nap. If a friend called or came to the door and said, "Did I wake you?" I'd say, "No, no of course...I wasn't napping." almost embarrassed to be found out. Now that we are retired and can do whatever we want...(isn't it great?) we can take a nap anytime we want. If someone calls...we don't answer the phone. We let the doorbell ring. It's nap time in the hot summer....what a treat!