“I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.”
As I kindergartner, I LOVED naptime. I’d polish off my miniature carton of chocolate milk, chat up a few of my classmates, then settle down for a little R&R on my brightly colored nap mat. Life was good.
Many years later, afternoon naps remain a guilty pleasure that I indulge now and then. For Beau and Miss Thing, conversely, EVERY day is nap day!
When Beau was a tiny lad, his favorite napping spot was under my office chair, in positions that in NO WAY suggested comfort. Yet there he’d be, happily ensconced and snoring like a field hand.
Bug, ever the lady, is a bit more picky about her resting place. She generally prefers the office couch–leather is cooler and those cushions are oh so fluffy…. As Beau has gotten older (and bigger) he’s followed her lead and is
now content to join her.
The two of them are such company for me as I work, a gentle reminder that no matter how hectic the day may be, a few minutes of relaxation of can be enormously restorative. My dearly departed grandmother spoke often of ‘the pause that refreshes.’ Lola & Beau know just what she was talking about….