My mom has an amazing talent. It's one that I as a mom totally covet. She can lie down and take a fifteen minute nap and be totally refreshed. Really. And it's NEVER more than fifteen minutes.
I don't know how she does it. It takes me more than fifteen minutes just to fall asleep and if I can get at least an hour I feel more sleepy than I did when I first laid down.
But, ever since we were kids, she's had this amazing skill. She's some kind of Jedi napper. She doesn't even use and alarm clock or a timer or anything. She just lies down, falls asleep IMMEDIATELY and SPONTANEOUSLY wakes in exactly fifteen minutes. And she can do it at any time of day, morning, noon, or night.
And when she wakes up, she's fresh as a daisy. You'd think she's just woken from a ten hour slumber. But No. Fifteen minutes.
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you could get a refreshing, satisfying nap in fifteen minutes? It would change everything for me. Too tired to fix dinner? Take fifteen and whip up a five course meal. Too exhausted to fold those five loads of laundry sitting in the basement? Just lie down for fifteen minutes and fold, fold, fold. Maybe even iron while you're at it. Can't pull it together to get to the grocery store? One fifteen minute siesta and you could be dancing in the isles of Giant.
I think the Jedi napping must be why my mom is such a happy person. She's NEVER TIRED.
Do you hear that, fellow parents? My mom is NEVER tired, and she never was. This lady, who raised three children, worked full time, shuttle our asses around to various after school activities, and took care of the house, was NEVER TIRED. And if she ever was tired, she just closed her eyes for fifteen minutes and became a new woman.
So, while I may make fun of my mom for being a complete and total nut bar, I will always admire and covet her Jedi napping skills. The force is strong with her people, very, very strong.