There is much to be jealous of when it comes to kids and their ability to sleep.
Like, how the heck do they do it? How do they possess that magical ability to be babbling and doing somersaults off the roof and running around one second and then, ten seconds later, they are up to their eyelids in the deepest sleep ever known to mankind?
I don’t understand it. I really really don’t.
But, I envy this incredible group of Legendary Nappers something fierce.
In this day and age when people seem to consider their ultra-busy schedules to be some strange sort of badge of honor it comes as a relief to me to occasionally witness the incredible natural ability to nap hard and fast that babies and toddlers have. They are a reminder that we take ourselves way too seriously; that while we’re so often busy-busy-busy doing nothing much at all, they refuse to buy into the hoax and just drop where they’re standing.
And it cracks me up to see how originally they often execute their skills.
I mean, kids can pretty much sleep standing up, like a horse. They can fall into a powerful slumber during the middle of a booming parade or a fireworks show and never even flinch as atomic bombs go off above their tiny heads. Show a tired kid a pillow hung from the ceiling with a piece of fishing line and they’ll more than likely find a way to rest their weary noodle on it, huh?
So, in honor of the millions of kids all over the world whose sleeping superpowers ensure their membership in the the Legendary Nappers, I’ve collected some pretty hilarious pictures.
Prepare to chuckle.
image-3372 1 of 19Click through to see these um... sleeping "beauties"...
Bouncing Nap 2 of 19Hey there, thanks for getting me this bouncer. Now please excuse me while I put it to good use.
Peaches? 3 of 19Wow. Was that peaches? Or mango? Either way....zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
The Standing Nap 4 of 19Some kids are just born to be a Legendary Napper.
Bums Up 5 of 19Happiness is aiming your bum at the sky with a close friend.
A Night At The Opera 6 of 19Oh my dear, how I DO adore all of this wonderful....ZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
Vegetables Make Me Sleepy 7 of 19Is that broccoli? Ugh! I'm out of here! Wake me for the ice cream!
Face Plant 8 of 19Legendary Nappers never ever disappoint.
As Good As Anywhere 9 of 19When eyelids get heavy, the time is nigh. And this place'll due just fine.
One By One 10 of 19Sometimes sleep finds hard playing kids one by one. But it always finds them, that much is certain.
Anywhere, Anytime 11 of 19All I need is a pillow and about three feet of real estate and I'm out like a light!
The Dangler 12 of 19Don't be afraid for the dangler. He's very good at what he does.
Enough is Enough! 13 of 19This walking business is for the birds. I think I'm gonna.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Show Gazer 14 of 19The very best of the Legendary Nappers start young with daring naps of sharp originality and wild imagination!
Fresh Air 15 of 19Cool autumn breeze? Warm summer wind? Whatever it is, it knocks me out, dude.
A Nap Is Where You Want It 16 of 19I love the sound of a fluttery breeze and the smell of...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
TipToe Sleeper 17 of 19If you want to be come a Legendary Napper, you need to practice the hardest moves.
Our Dear Leader 18 of 19Dads know some napping tricks. Might as well learn from the best.
Old Habits 19 of 19Next time you see someone dozing on a bench or on the subway, remember. this: they were probably a Legendary Napper once upon a time. And old habits die hard.
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