People keep telling me to nap when my little ones nap. Sadly however, they don’t nap at the same time. Thus I have created a new kind of napping – napping on demand. I believe soldiers and politicians during a campaign year might find these habits useful.
- nap at red lights – it’s perfectly safe because A) you can put your car in park and B) someone will always start honking to let you know that naptime is over.
- nap at mealtimes – again very handy because A) someone will throw something at you if you’re needed and B) the sound of slurping and chewing is actually quite soothing in a rainforest kind of way.
- nap during phone conversations – no one will know. People love to talk about themselves. One well-placed question such as “How are things going?” and they’ll be off and running.
- nap while showering – a guaranteed few minutes of rest. Skip the soap and shampoo. Use the time instead to curl up on the bathroom floor and nap. (this one might require a timer)
- and last, but not least, nap during all extracurricular activities – this includes doctor visits, grocery shopping, and visits to the restroom during meetings. Like I said before, nap on demand. If you’re not catching a few zzz’s while in line to buy milk and eggs, you’re not using your time wisely.