2:12

I begin to feel drowsy. Truthfully, I’ve been drowsy all day, an expected side-effect of last night’s family-room-campout, however the drowsiness has progressed into heavy eyes and grumpiness.

2:28

One child has a friend over and has disappeared into her room in a fit of giggles. The other child is busying himself in his own room, building an expansive town out of Lego. My wife is upstairs folding laundry. I am alone on the ground floor. I am undisturbed.

2:34

I have dared to lay down on the couch.

2:36

I drape a blanket over myself, tempting the fates with my desires for comfort.

2:36:12

I am sleep.

2:39

A loud crash awakens me. My body is half off the couch on instinct alone before I calm myself and listen. Laughter. No running. No cursing from the wife. No crying from the children.

2:48

The adrenaline has run it’s course and I am again sleep.

2:49

Another loud crash.

2:52

Another.

2:55

I hear giggling from a different area of the house. Hopefully this means the “make loud bangs” game has ended. Still no sign of the other child or the wife.

2:58

The other child has wandered into the family room and is looking at me cautiously. I feign sleep, hoping he will lose interest and wander back away.

3:00

He has not lost interest.

3:05

He has moved closer.

3:08

My feigning has become reality as my drowsiness overcomes my wariness.

3:10

I am awakened by the blanket being pulled off me. My child places his face inches from my own and proceeds to blow into my nose.

3:13

I shoo him away and am sleep once more.

3:16

sosnuggley

3:17

Having seen me move to take the above picture, my child knows I am awake and begins bouncing for joy. On my head.

3:18

I sit up, dumping my child on the floor. He places a Lightning McQueen in my hands while I yawn. Playtime has commenced.

Total Time on Couch: 44 minutes
Total Time Asleep: 9 minutes

All in all, I’d say it was a fairly successful nap.


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