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Friday, June 26, 2009

An Afternoon Nap



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!

Balisha

9 comments:

perennialgardener said...

Ooh I love a nap in the afternoon on any kind of day. ;) Love the new background with the sunflower, it is a perfect fit with your existing blog theme.

Balisha said...

I was so afraid to do the new background. I hoped that I wouldn't lose everything. I'm such a chicken...if it ain't broke...don't fix it... kind of mentality. I finally just squeezed my eyes shut and clicked...so easy. Glad you like it.

Linda said...

Aah, retirement is sweet. I love a good nap.

My mother always napped on summer afternoons and no matter how hot it was, spread her apron over her feet. To this day I cannot nap without something spread over my feet.

OhioMom said...

I don't nap, but I am the first to bed and the first to rise around here ... love the new background!!

coolwaterworks said...

My dear Balisha,

I was surprised by the new header and the background... I love what you did! Congratulations!!!

I belong to a country that considers siesta as an integral part of the early life of children... When we were young, we really hated sleeping an hour or two after lunch... Our mother always forbade us to play during these hours since the sun is at its hottest... We would envy our cousins whose voices of glee we could hear coming from the streets. Sometimes we feel slighted when they invite us to play and our mother tells them to leave us to sleep... :(

Sleeping was difficult in those afternoons. During those times, I would just lay down and pretend to sleep... And wait till our mother calls us for the afternoon snack at around 3pm...

Until now, I still find it difficult to sleep in the afternoons even when I had little sleep the night before...

Britt-Arnhild said...

I love my afternoon naps, will not change them for anything :-)

Balisha said...

I guess if we just rest it is good for our body. I noticed in Europe many stores were closed...people just shut down in the heat of the day.

Elenka said...

Naps are usually good, but sometimes I take a nap and feel worse afterward !! i don't know why.

mothernaturesgarden said...

I didn't take one nap for twenty years partially because my hubby could fall asleep instantaneously and I always felt left responsible for the children and it would take me forever to fall asleep anyway. I'm making up for it now. :)