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Nap Time - Howard Tayler
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Nap Time
 I used to share nap time with my youngest. Well... it was nap time for me. Or it was supposed to be. I'd lie down for a nap and he'd tumble into the bed and decide that it was play-time. He'd offer me his blankie, I'd accept, snuggle it, and then he'd steal it away. I would petulantly say "hey!" and he would giggle. Then he'd offer it again. Repeat.

It was called "The hey game." 

I lay down for a power-nap about 45 minutes ago and discovered that my youngest, now almost eight years old, had left his blankie in my bed. It's a nice, thermal item -- too small to be an adult blanket, but perfect for wrapping around a bald head, turban-style. I did so.

Nobody stole it from me. On the one hand that left me longing for the days when my children were younger. On the other hand, I got a nice, warm nap with a blankie wrapped around my head.

Sometimes the good things in life are better when they're enjoyed while savoring the memories of other good things in life.

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sandratayler From: sandratayler Date: January 26th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww. I was thinking about The Hey Game just yesterday.
r_caton From: r_caton Date: January 26th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I sleep with a woollen patrol cap on my head. Great insulation for the follically challenged individual.
rowyn From: rowyn Date: January 27th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I was around 35, my father and I went to DisneyWorld together. We were meeting my brother and his family there; they'd gotten an earlier start. As we were queuing up to disembark from the ferry into the park itself, I saw a little girl, about 11, holding her father's hand and bouncing up and down with excitement while turned to face him.

So I took my father's hand, and I bounced up and down, sing-songing, "I'm going to DisneyWorld with my dad-dy! I'm going to DisneyWorld with my dad-dy!"

And I can't help but think that, one way or another, you are going to play "the hey game" again one day. :)
howardtayler From: howardtayler Date: January 27th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
When you were around 35?

When was this, next year? ;-)
rowyn From: rowyn Date: January 27th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggles* I guess I need to update my icons. :) (I think my current one is from a couple years back, 38 or so, though.)
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