Tuesday, December 18, 2012

power nap ponderings

The girls had full drink bottles, sitting quietly, watching some tv. My eyes felt heavy, my brain foggy, I found myself heading down the hallway, I'll just lay down for a bit.
I flopped belly down on the bed, drew my arms up under my head and closed my eyes. I heard  an airplane flying overhead ,the droning sound of a car cruising slowly down the street. I wondered how quiet it would be without these noises. The background noise of the tv came into earshot. I think of times in history when these noises wouldn't have existed, the 'olden days'.

In leiu of cars and planes, the clip-clop of horses hooves and the wheels of carts and coaches may have been heard. 

I turn my attention to the sounds that were left. The chirping of birds, the soft fluttering and tapping of the curtains hitting the woodwork of the window. Very comforting sounds. I feel myself sinking into sleep. My thoughts wander to how women washed their children. A small metal bath and a washcloth. 

What felt like half an hour, was hardly ten minutes, powerful all the same, I am woken with loud running steps and a urgent voice, "I need a poo!".

I dragged myself from the bed, I didn't expect that I would lay there long anyway, but I got what I needed. To just lay, quietly, in my own thoughts for more than five minutes. 

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20 comments:

  1. Such a lovely way to be woken up :/ hehehe. Glad you got a bit of time out, albeit 5 minutes :)

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  2. I feel refreshed just listening to that story! Sorry about the way you were woken up, though! :)

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  3. I love the sneak little nanna naps. I wish I could get them a little more often. Rachel xx

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    1. Doesn't happen round here much at all, I snuck one in at just the right time.

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  4. Glad you got to have those precious few minutes alone with your own thoughts. Had a chuckle at your wake up call though!

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  5. oh such precious moments... but yes usually woken up by MUM POO!! or MUM SNACK!

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  6. I usually feel worse after a nana nap!! Doesn't stop me though!!

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  7. There's nothing like a nanna ... oops POWER ... nap!

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  8. Hmmm, I could do with a snooze! Wonder if there's time? Alas more festive festivities in 14 mins....zzzzz

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  9. Ahhh, it's always about poo! Poo spoils everything!

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  10. It's amazing how much more rejuvenated we can be after a short 10 minutes. They're called power naps for a reason, I guess x

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  11. Funny - I do the same sort of thing when I sneak a nap. I listen to sounds outside. Pity you didn't get more than 10 minutes.

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  12. Oh, how I wish I could benefit from the power nap! I invariably feel more sluggish and dopey afterwards.

    Unfortunately, my background noises are likely to be my next-door neighbour's hideous musical tastes thump-thumping throughout the neighbourhood. No matter the hour. x

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  13. Sometimes it's only ten minutes that we need, just to recharge our batteries and have some time out.
    You paint such a vivid image here of times gone past. It sounds just beautiful. xx

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  14. Love power naps. They are magical! You describe it so well. :)

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  15. Sometimes, this is all what you need! Power naps are magic!

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  16. A little kip does the trick. And "I need a poo", is sooo much better than "I did a poo". :)

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  17. Wow, I wish my power naps were like this....the waking to I need a poo, I am familiar with :)
    Becc via #ibot

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