Saturday, March 01, 2008

On Napping

This is a quote or such from the back of Celestial Seasonings box. Seriously dorky I know, but I kept it for a long time maybe cause I agreed with it and/or because it justifies one of my favorite things...a nap.

"When we were young, the 'tall' ones told us when to slow down. When the demands of the world became too great, their powers of reasoning proved maddeningly accurate. 'I think someone's tired,' they observed. And off for a nap we went. Ten minutes later, our dreaming faces had put us back in good favor with our exasperated parents. When we woke, the world somehow made sense again. What kind of truth might a napping child impart to us? Now we are the tall ones, living in a complicated world with no one to tell us when to slow down. The slumbering little one knows the value of not having the last word, of accepting a minor defeat. It's so simple. Miss out on something. Put yourself back in your own good favor. The world will wait."


Shelby said...

I don't think that's dorky at all, since I am the Queen of Naps! I love naps, always have. Especially on Sunday afternoons! Really, any day actually! Naps revive us and must be good for us... why else would we make our little ones take one??!!

Meredith Peel said...

So glad you're back on blogger. I've been seeing "Nanny Nanny Boo Boo" for so long I was thinking of taking you off my list. Just kidding! :)