first we have naps and then juice and cookies

It isn’t just that my body isn’t what it used to be in terms of size of my thighs, the color of my roots or the direction of my nipples, I am frustrated with what feels like weakness in my basic stamina.

It gets on my nerves that I have to sleep every day.

I love naps, mind you.

Don’t get me wrong.

But the fact that my body wears out and I HAVE to rest hurts me.

I have no choice.  Like a child, a nap is critical to my ability to play “Words with Friends” function.

I get blurry.  Fuzzy.  My ability to think unclear.

Then I slip under the comforter and let sleep put everything back in order.

I wish it were my decision to float away.

But it’s not.

It’s one more footprint the strokes left behind.

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6 Responses to first we have naps and then juice and cookies

  1. Diana September 12, 2011 at 9:42 PM #

    My mom and sister always insist they don’t nap, but not my husband and I, we’re nappers. I feel recharged after a nap, but my mom slowly winds down to where she is falling asleep right after dinner. I’ll take the nap, and the juice and cookies too please.

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  2. Anissa Mayhew (@AnissaMayhew) (@AnissaMayhew) September 12, 2011 at 5:17 PM #

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  3. Anissa Mayhew (@AnissaMayhew) (@AnissaMayhew) September 12, 2011 at 5:17 PM #

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  4. Susie September 12, 2011 at 3:35 PM #

    I know what you’re saying, Anissa. The same thing happened to my mom. When my mom had her stroke, she told me that she would feel ok and then all her energy would leave her. Her analogy was: “It’s like I’m a car, and all four tires just went flat”. Yes, she usually laid down for a nap, but sometimes, she wouldn’t fall asleep, but just rest in bed. We had some of our best conversations while she was resting…

    So although I know you wish it wasn’t so, it’s OK! Now go get tomorrow, (like you always do), and oh yeah, don’t forget your nap! If I lived in your neighborhood, after you’d snooze, I’d bring some warm choco chippers right out of the oven and wouldn’t forget the milk…

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