Sundays Are For Sebastian—#52

Today is the first anniversary of Sundays Are For Sebastian. Sebastian is my five-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

Going back over my notes, I came across several moments when he was four and still taking naps. He no longer takes an afternoon nap, although he still likely could use one as witnessed by his falling asleep virtually every time we take a trip of any distance in the car.

So for this one year anniversary, I thought I would publish three interactions centered around his naps:


On Sunday, I found Sebastian in the kitchen eating his snack after waking up from his nap. As is my wont, I asked him if he had a good sleep. He simply said “Snack!” and gave me the ‘hand’.photo-8


Me: “Sebastian (our four-year old who was clearly in a mood), are you tired?”

Sebastian: “No!”

Me: “Are you grumpy?”

Seba: “No!”

Me: “Are you hungry?”

Seba: “No! I’m just regular!”20130728-085053.jpg


My four-year old abhors (but desperately still needs) taking naps. Every time we send him off to bed, there is a huge meltdown (which I point out to him that it only reinforces my resolve, but…).

Except today.

“Daddy, when we get back from the zoo, can I take a tiny nap?”

“Why, are you tired?”



“I’m almost tired.”IMG_3994


About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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18 Responses to Sundays Are For Sebastian—#52

  1. Laura says:

    My favorite post yet! It’s amazing how I used to hate naps and now I wish I could take them…


  2. Good heavens this guy is truly edible.
    And why oh why have we not made it mandatory for the whole world to press pause for just a short kip? I’m sending a letter to the UN requesting they put it in the minutes of their next meeting.


  3. If only he knew what most adults would give for a nap!


  4. dwdirwin says:

    I always thought it was a cruel irony that when you are finally old enough to want naps, you aren’t able to take them. My kids would be fighting taking a nap and I would be dying for one! I love the pictures- I have many of my kids in various awkward and cute sleeping positions.


    • That is a “cruel irony” if I have ever heard of one. I used to teach in a boarding school and would go back to my apartment between classes for a snooze–it was the single best thing about working there!


  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Great post! I take a nap whenever I can fit one in. Noting like it!


  6. Cindi says:

    A happy anniversary post … now it’s time for me to take a nap. 🙂


  7. I am pretty sure I am “almost tired” all of the time!


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