That old saying “youth is wasted on the young” has never meant more to me than it has in recent years, since I started a family of my own. All of a sudden, I’m seeing youth in all its glory, up close and personal, and realizing, “I so did not appreciate that when I had it.” Which isn't to say I'm old; I'm not, but I'm also not a literal child. And literal children have it so sweet and they don't even know it. I mean, my toddler has it pretty good: He naps all the time, he has constant access to picture books, snacks, toys, and two full-grown adults who are pretty much at his beck and call. Speaking of... Hang on for just a minute; he’s asking for something right now.
OK, thanks. I’m back. Anyway, what I’m saying is that there are elements of a young child’s life that should totally be part of adult lives, too. I mean, adult coloring books are totally a thing now, so why does the trend have to stop there? Everyone’s second-favorite children’s activity, napping, totally deserves a comeback. In fact, there seems to already seems to be a burgeoning movement given the recent introduction of nap pods and nap rooms in some tragically hip and modern workplaces. For real though, there is science behind this trend, too (as well as many European countries who still favor the siesta) among some of the many other reasons that naps should be a thing: