National Parents’ Nap Day

Published by Lydia Richmond on

Hear ye, Hear ye…

As a parent of four — one of whom is still in the “terrible threes” stage — I hereby declare today, March 26, 2019, as National Parents’ Nap Day.

It is decided that parents, as a whole, do not receive enough rest. Children constantly interrupt their attempts at sleep through the nights, and then work often interrupts or thwarts any chance for a mid-day snooze.

This madness must end.

For too long, parents have been at the mercy of their children’s schedules with little to no rest. With this in mind, today has been declared National Parents’ Nap Day.

Children shall, with no irresponsibility, play quietly or watch their favorite episode of Paw Patrol without interrupting at minimum a one-hour respite at the time of their parents’ choosing.

In order to assuage any concerns regarding bodily functions, hunger pangs, or snuggle-time, all children will request such needs prior to the beginning of the parents’ naps. No child will commit any unnecessary acts of whining or false pretense during the aforementioned nap time.

This event shall occur yearly without any argument from children.

When said children grow old enough to babysit any younger children who may arrive or neighboring children, they shall offer happily and gracefully.

All this is signed and made official today, by the power vested in me by the sake of four children, four labors, four pregnancies, and literally no sleep for over 14 years.


Just kidding. There’s no way this would ever happen, right? But what a fun idea! Today is actually Make Up your Own Holiday day. Let’s see what my blogging buddies created!

Make up your own holiday

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade with Victoria’s Secret Fruit of Loom Party.
Karen of Baking in a Tornado with A Day for Mum
Rena of Wandering Web Designer with It’s My Holiday & I’ll Cry If I Want To
Jules of The Bergham Chronicles with Holiday Dreaming.


1 Comment

Karen BakingInATornado · March 26, 2019 at 4:34 pm

You suggested it, it’s up to you to make it happen. And I bet you’ll find a whole lot of support too!
Oh, and thanks for the much needed laugh.

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