SLEEPY TOWN — Some of my most embarrassing moments have come right after waking up from a nap.
I don't know what it is, but napping seems like the ultimate taboo to society when you're doing it. Like you are the 1 percent of the 1 percent who actually has precious time in their day to do nothing but sleep.
Maybe it's just me, but I feel like a monster if some other adult finds out that I've been napping. It's almost as if you're stranded in a desert with other people and you're the only one with a full canteen and, for some reason, you just can't share that water.
Except in this scenario, the desert is every day life, the other people are family, friends or coworkers and the precious water is a 30-minute snooze under a cozy blanket with a soft pillow.
Regardless of my weird relationship with napping, this baby totally gets where I'm coming from. The little one sleepily wakes up from a nap, sees her mother recording her and somehow, as clear as a bell, says, "That was awkward."
A few things to note here: This baby is living my dream of sleeping, eating and calling it a day. This 10-month-old also wakes up from a nap confused and disoriented and overall just happy to be alive. However, she looks cute; I look like a burned Hot Pocket that someone sat on.
And the last thing this little girl and I need after a midday slumber is a camera in our face catching our every move.
I feel you tiny napper; I think we would be friends. I just need to get over my social anxiety of napping during the day as an adult man with multiple kids, a job and bills to pay.