Brotherly Love

Around here, tandem naps like the one I posted on Thanksgiving are, unfortunately, quite rare.  More often, one falls asleep while the other is awake.  This not only ensures I will never have a quiet moment to myself, but it also means that brotherly battles will ensue.

Evil Plot Hatching

Of my two sons, William is definitely the snooziest.  If Cormac had his way, he would never have to waste time sleeping.  Especially when the little man could be planning an assault on William’s sweet slumber.

Can't Stand It Anymore

I don’t remember exactly what happened on this particular day, but I can assure you that it involved an eye-poke, a smack over the head with a couch cushion, and the wicked theft of Blue Puppy and/or Green Blankie.

Keep Your Friends Close

William is pretty good at ignoring Cormac, which only guarantees that Cormac’s pestering skills will increase dramatically with time.

...And Your Enemies Closer


William may have triumphed today, but baby says “I’ll be back.”  No doubt…he will.

I’d Like To Thank…William

When your entire blog consists of pictures of your children, it’s somewhat mandatory that all your polite acquaintances express their delight.  I have VERY polite friends.  I thank them for laughing at Naps Happen for over a year-and-a-half now — since long before I had an actual blog. So it’s pretty cool when someone from the blog world (blogoverse?) validates that you are indeed funny, and not just an incredibly self-focused mother whose children are not really amusing at all. Yesterday, I received that validation in the form of this little award from a much funnier blogger – Allison.


No – I can’t make the award badge any bigger than that.  Although I would like to. Here’s the difficult part.  I am supposed to turn around and award this to seven other people – and the only three I want to give it to were part of the path through which it came to me (see my blogroll).  I have work to do on my blog reading! So rather than artificially, quickly digging up seven funny blogs, I will solemnly swear to bank my seven options for giving this award and parcel them out as the opportunity arises. And since this award is really for William, I thought I’d leave you with an old fave.

Oblivious to his freakin' funniness...

Manic Monday

Admittedly, fewer of William’s naps are on the floor now.  However, I really like the ‘tude he exhibits with the newer behavior…blankie burrowing.


Golly, he’s serious.  You’ll note he’s even shutting out Blue Puppy.  Having seen what Blue Puppy has gone through for his naps in the past, I’m not sure I think that’s very polite.

Also, as you can see, it is pointless trying to enforce the “no shoes on the couch” rule around here.

Guest Napper #5

When Carrie sent me this, I knew that sweet Jane had to be my Friday Queen Bee.

Maybe it’s because my own middle name is Jane, but I think she’s just the coolest.

Sleeping Beauty

Apparently, Jane and her sister often change into costumes for their naps, so it totally makes up for the fact that she’s really in her bed.  I mean, we don’t DO beds around here very often.  But I think anyone who has such a concern for fashion that she has sleeping outfits…well…you hear me on this one, I’m sure.

I understand that Carrie also has a blog about ec0-friendly parenting, which may be why Jane chose to draw attention to the plight of the disappearing sleepy honey bees everywhere.  Save the bees!

Happy Friday to sleeping princesses everywhere.