Naps are a funny thing. Is there anything we have such a different opinion on in different stages of life than naps. As a kid, you fight tooth and nail NOT to take a nap. You cry, moan, throw a fit and simply are afraid to miss out on anything. For me, being the youngest, I always played the "not fair" card as my brother and sister had outgrown the peaceful practice of the nap.
But as adults, we can't wait to take a nap. Oh my gosh, laying down on the couch with something bad on TV, and just dozing off for a while in the middle of the day - heaven. If you can, you do. If you can't, you wish you could. That's just the reality of the nap.
Snow days are the only thing I think that compare with naps in our change of perception. As a kid, the idea of not going to school on short notice was simply amazing. Remember just sitting there wondering if we would get enough snow not to go? Waiting to see your school on TV, or hear it on the radio. It was the best feeling on earth! NO School!! It was like a gift. An Amazon box that was for you, that you didn't know was on the way!
As a responsible adult? Is there anything more disheartening? Driving in it, shopping in it, shoveling, or snow blowing it. Making arrangements for the kids on short notice. The morons in their first 4 wheel drive who think they can drive 87 on 77? The cancelled flights, the delayed flights, the slipping, sliding, and falling. Walking the dog..the list goes on. It really is a stunning metamorphosis. Just the stress of it. For the record, there is no stressing - in napping! From giddy, to grumpy with snow.
Look, on some nice weekend night, when you are at home and there's no reason to go out, and strong blast of snow can be nice. Looks good, and you are inside safe and warm. But when it's during the week, like this week?
I think I'll take a nap. Wake me up when it's time to get up and drive in for the show - in the snow.
See you in the morning.