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The Legendary Nappers! Very Funny Pictures of Kids Sleeping

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.

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  • image-3372 1 of 19
    image-3372
    Click through to see these um... sleeping "beauties"...
  • Bouncing Nap 2 of 19
    Bouncing Nap
    Hey there, thanks for getting me this bouncer. Now please excuse me while I put it to good use.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/mikeporcenaluk
  • Peaches? 3 of 19
    Peaches?
    Wow. Was that peaches? Or mango? Either way....zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/rain0975
  • The Standing Nap 4 of 19
    The Standing Nap
    Some kids are just born to be a Legendary Napper.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/brian-fitzgerald
  • Bums Up 5 of 19
    Bums Up
    Happiness is aiming your bum at the sky with a close friend.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/15333658@N00
  • A Night At The Opera 6 of 19
    A Night At The Opera
    Oh my dear, how I DO adore all of this wonderful....ZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
    Image: flickr.com/photos/midiman
  • Vegetables Make Me Sleepy 7 of 19
    Vegetables Make Me Sleepy
    Is that broccoli? Ugh! I'm out of here! Wake me for the ice cream!
    Image: flickr.com/photos/rain0975
  • Face Plant 8 of 19
    Face Plant
    Legendary Nappers never ever disappoint.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/josephgrossberg
  • As Good As Anywhere 9 of 19
    As Good As Anywhere
    When eyelids get heavy, the time is nigh. And this place'll due just fine.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/ferronj
  • One By One 10 of 19
    One By One
    Sometimes sleep finds hard playing kids one by one. But it always finds them, that much is certain.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/iluvcocacola
  • Anywhere, Anytime 11 of 19
    Anywhere, Anytime
    All I need is a pillow and about three feet of real estate and I'm out like a light!
    Image: flickr.com/photos/kessiye
  • The Dangler 12 of 19
    The Dangler
    Don't be afraid for the dangler. He's very good at what he does.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/uriel1998
  • Enough is Enough! 13 of 19
    Enough is Enough!
    This walking business is for the birds. I think I'm gonna.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
    Image: flickr.com/photos/tammra
  • Show Gazer 14 of 19
    Show Gazer
    The very best of the Legendary Nappers start young with daring naps of sharp originality and wild imagination!
    Image: flickr.com/photos/madaise
  • Fresh Air 15 of 19
    Fresh Air
    Cool autumn breeze? Warm summer wind? Whatever it is, it knocks me out, dude.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/luigiamasiaphotography
  • A Nap Is Where You Want It 16 of 19
    A Nap Is Where You Want It
    I love the sound of a fluttery breeze and the smell of...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
    Image: flickr.com/photos/mossaiq
  • TipToe Sleeper 17 of 19
    TipToe Sleeper
    If you want to be come a Legendary Napper, you need to practice the hardest moves.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/criminalintent
  • Our Dear Leader 18 of 19
    Our Dear Leader
    Dads know some napping tricks. Might as well learn from the best.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/clintus
  • Old Habits 19 of 19
    Old Habits
    Next 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.
    Image: flickr.com/photos/naixn

 

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More from Serge:

Play Ball! Cool Pictures of Kids Playing Baseball

Tuesday Night Lights:  Playing Catch with My Son for the Very First Time

Strange, Hilarious, and Awesome Ways To Transport Kids (PHOTOS)

Cool Pictures of Kids with Mohawks

Why Do My Kids Fight Bedtime?!

 

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