These are NOT words you want to hear when you open your eyes from a nap. Especially when you are home alone with your four kids and you are supposed to be in charge.
Sometimes I fall asleep at inappropriate times. Here are just a few of those times:
*I fall asleep when I'm supposed to be watching the kids.
*I fall asleep in church meetings. (I know this doesn't sound too out of the ordinary, but not only do I fall asleep during church talks and Sunday School lessons, I also fall asleep in leadership meetings where I am one of only three people in the meeting.)
*I fall asleep when I am writing.
*I fall asleep when I am on the phone with telemarketers. (They don't seem to notice, because most of them are recordings.)
*I fall asleep when I am reading.
*I fall asleep when I'm trying to stay awake.
*I can't fall asleep when I'm watching a movie. (I get sucked into the story, no matter how lame it might be.)
*I can't fall asleep when I'm trying to fall asleep.
Now, just for the record, there are times when people think I'm asleep when I'm not actually asleep. Sometimes I'm just thinking with my eyes closed. Seriously. No, really. I'm not telling lies! Yes, it is possible to close your eyes and not be asleep! And no, if you talk to me and I don't answer, it is not proof that I am asleep. Sometimes I think with my eyes closed and don't answer people when they talk to me.
|Be very quiet. Daddy is thinking really, really hard.|
So, why do I take all of these unscheduled naps? Here are a few possible explanations:
*I stay up too late because I have a toddler who thinks bedtime is a time to scream for 45 straight minutes.
*I have a baby who thinks that 1:00 AM, 2:30 AM, and 3:17 AM are appropriate times to practice his yelling skills.
*I'm getting old, and old people take more naps.
*I'm not actually napping, I'm just thinking with my eyes closed.