It's National Give A Mom A Nap Day

by Kristen Schrotberger
A brunette mom with a blue eye mask taking a nap

To the tired and exhausted, to the sleepwalking and sleep-deprived, to the moms out there holding on by a mere thread:

I propose to you National Give a Mom a Nap Day, Sunday, October 11, 2015.

This day will require a loved one, or trusted friend or family member, to come over to a mom’s house and take over all duties while mother goes to her room and takes a nap. This needs to be a full sleep involving an REM phase, not simply a light slumber. Mothers should not be interrupted, bothered or awakened for any reason that is non-life threatening. If the children are loud, the “nap-giver” could take the children out of the house for an activity to allow for mother’s maximum relaxation.

There will be critics. I can just see their cynical scrunched up faces now, saying shit like, “Well, that’s what Mother’s Day is for.”

I will quickly shut down this resistance by informing these skeptics that most mothers do not sleep on Mother’s Day. Many mothers spend that day with their children doing something special, or bouncing around to their own mother’s and mother-in-law’s houses delivering flowers, wine and well wishes. After all, we put others first, and oftentimes, mothers spend that day, ensuring everyone else feels remembered and loved.

Look at it this way, there is National Take Your Kids to Work Day, National Puppy Day, National Margarita Day, National Coffee Day, National Son and Daughter Day, and ahoy, me hearties, there’s even a National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Shiver me effing timbers.

Let’s get real folks.

Everybody loves puppies, and coffee, and margaritas and every day is our kids’ day. National Give a Mom a Nap Day is not only beneficial to mothers everywhere, but would be a great reset button for the entire family. A rested mommy is a happy mommy. But right now, we are really fucking tired mommies, and we are dragging ass. Many of us haven’t slept a full night’s sleep since we can remember. Naps are like unicorns. We know they have to exist somewhere in our wildest imagination, but we’ll never come close to one.

Until now.

Not a mom? No problem. Be a nap-giver. Get involved. Help a special mom in your life. This can’t happen without you.

Let’s celebrate National Give a Mom a Nap Day and make the world a better place, one nap at a time. Hit share. Spread this shit like wildfire. And let’s let others do for us for once. Come on ladies, it’s our turn now.

National Give a Mom a Nap Day is Sunday, October 11, 2015.

Go ahead and fluff those pillows!