Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Taking a Break...


On Saturday Robert and I were getting the kids ready for a party we were going to. Our friend Alex had graduated from college and got a job all in the same week-so Saturday was a big celebration. Joely was excited all day, she just wanted "to go." But at some point she just gave into her body and crashed on the floor, after making some beautiful body art. We are still searching for the marker.
I was led to ponder, why don't we listen to our body like we did when we were two? If we are so tired that we could just fall asleep anywhere, why don't we catch a few zzzz's? I think in this fast paced day and age, we don't take enough meaningful breaks.
Joely didn't care that she might miss out on her favorite activity, going anywhere, she just knew she had her blanket and a desire to take a nap.
Are we really missing out when we spread ourselves too thin?

7 comments:

Nay's Mom said...

I think I'm going to start just crashing wherever and whenever. The thought makes me giggle.

April said...

Love your pondering mind!! Yes I so agree that we spread ourselves soo thin.. I just don't know how to stop! And me shoot I do crash when the need arrives! picture is so darn cute!

Adrienne said...

yep! good thing I've got some "listen to my body time" on my hands!

Aryn said...

SO cute, that little one, and the idea that she would just drop, even if it meant missing out on her favorite activity, going anywhere ;) It's too bad that we have all this responsibility, because I agree, I think we'd all be a LOT healthier if we could and did listen to our bodies!

Great post!

Barbi by the Sea said...

You are so right! When you reach my age you learn that a nap can be a good thing. As I get older I have reverted back to my childhood in some things. Like taking a little nap every now and then.
I love your blog.

4Girls4Me said...

That picture is too funny!! Your pondering mind... :) I love your blog!

Heather said...

Siestas should be mandatory!

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