Dictwinary #4 – Nap Overlap
The rare, sought-after occurrence (especially among stay-at-home parents) of orchestrating all of one’s children to nap simultaneously, awarding the ecstatic parent the opportunity to do whatever he or she desires…at least for a little while. Often punctuated and commemorated with celebratory acts such as Twinfamy’s “Holy Crap, a Nap Overlap” Shuffle.
Due to an unwelcome household visit from the fabled Teething Fairy, the ever-elusive Nap Overlap had now become the stay-at-home father’s White Whale–his obsession–while his tiny first mates alternated between laughing in his exhausted face and wailing along with the Sirens just off the rocky coast.
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If not, watch out for those Sirens on your way out. They sing a killer rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Almost gets me every time.
I always escape singing “Mama mia, let me go.”
Posted on August 5, 2011, in Dictwinary, Family, Grammar, Humor, Hyperreality, Parenting, SAHD, Stay At Home Dad, Twins and tagged "Holy Crap a Nap Overlap" Shuffle, baby laugh, Captain Ahab, daughter, dictionary, Dictwinary, disappointment, eating, family, father of twins, first mates, Gregory Peck, laugh, laughing, lifeboat, lunch, Moby Dick, nap, Nap Overlap, napping, naptime, new parent, SAHD, Sesame Street, singing puppets, Sirens, son, stay at home dad, Teething Fairy, television, twins, wall, White Whale, wrapper, zombie, zombie-style, zoning out. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.