Mom Rule #41: Never Give Up Nap Time

Random rules for gliding through motherhood with a smile.

I was lazing around online the other day, drinking coffee and keeping up with all that is exciting in the world by watching the trending topics on a search engine. Watching what other people search for obsessively can be both amusing and disturbing. On this day, I was shocked to find napping on the popular list.  

Yes, napping. It was not quite as popular as Kim Kardashian, yet (understandably) more popular than Kate Gosselin.

Why were people flocking to Google to learn about napping? Are we so dim that we need advice about the how, when and why of napping? I know it wasn’t the entire population of mothers. Moms already know about the magical wonders of napping. In fact, I didn’t create today's rule, I’m just passing it on.

I’ve always been a big supporter of the habit (though not a true activist apparently) and lately I’ve noticed that everyone is napping, wherever and whenever they please, with the exception of my kids. Look around. People are happily snoozing on the train, in the car and at the movies. My dad catches a few z’s sitting straight up in a chair at my kitchen table. 

Perhaps people were searching for permission to nap. Like when the 'one glass of wine a day is good for your heart' news gave us all permission to partake daily for better health. Permission to nap was granted awhile back, according to Scientific American, with the report that a midday nap may be good or your heart.

So go ahead. Napping is not just for babies, grandfathers and cats.  Napping is for all of us.

"No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap." Carrie Snow

Carol Dores September 13, 2011 at 09:02 PM
As my friends know, I really believe in a good nap! Thanks, Amy!


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