As we were wrapping up lunch after church, the older two began pestering me to watch a movie during Hal’s nap. I listened to the arguments for allowing them to watch this PG-13 movie and listened to my husband’s recommendation, since he’s already seen it.
I listened but my brain wasn’t engaging. I honestly couldn’t decide whether I wanted to watch it, much less whether I was willing to let them watch it. Finally a coherent thought made it through and I acted on it. I moved my cup away and laid my head down on my arms.
“I think Mommy needs a nap,” my husband said.
“I think she should take a nap in her body,” said Hal.
“Well, I think in her body would definitely be the best method for her to take a nap. It would probably be a lot more comfortable than an out-of-body nap. Dontcha think?”
“Well,” Hal clarified, “She could take a nap in her body or in her head or in a cup.”
“Do you think Mommy could fit in a cup?”
“Well, it would have to be a very big, big, big cup for her.”