The definition of a NAP: a brief period of sleep, especially one taken during daytime.
Naps are serious business in our household. It was not like that when I was growing up, I don’t recall a time where a nap was considered and suggested to me. Although I do remember my father coming home in the afternoon and napped for an hour after lunch time. There was so much guilt around sleep throughout my life until I became a mother. I was told by many when Leland was born: “Sleep when the baby sleeps.”
It was not easy for me, this sleeping business. I’m still a night owl and I know I am sleep deprived. I’m not really sure when that will change but one thing for sure, both my boys are champion sleepers and I am so grateful for that. I use to think sleeping was for the weak, for the ones who “can’t handle it”. Witnessing the extreme benefits of sleep through our boys was an epiphany for me.
I will be writing a lot more about this topic because my new understandings on sleep has changed my life and my family’s life in the most profound ways.
Until then, I wish everyone good sleeps and sleeping habits 🙂