Sleeping With My Dad

I love to sleep. I’m at La Guardia heading to Aspen for the weekend. I got up at 4am to make my flight and I feel like the guy on the left.

Brad and Stan sleeping at airport 1990

The guy on the right is my dad. I don’t know when or where this picture was taken, but my mom sent it to me a few months ago. One of my super powers is to be able to fall asleep anywhere I am almost instantly. This is especially true on airplanes, where the pre-flight ambiance puts me immediately to sleep.

I clearly got this from my dad, who is also a champion sleeper. Whenever we are together, we eat chocolate ice cream at least once a day. And we take a 90 minute afternoon nap, which I have always felt was once of the most delightful experiences a human can have.

  • You just need to look at the pose (and not the face) to decide that there is an “apple and its tree” here

    • Well said…somehow I always feel a strange, but good, energy whenever I read Brad’s posts. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to meet him in person…Cheers.

  • Interesting. I started afternoon naps (20 minutes) several weeks ago.

    If I may ask, do you take the naps every day? And how long do you sleep in the night?

    • Every Saturday and Sunday. Rarely during the week unless I’m on vacation but always on airplanes.

      I used to sleep 6 hours a night. I stopped waking up with an alarm clock several years ago and now I sleep 8+ hours a night.

      • Its good to hear somebody say I like to sleep and I do it and I’m successful.

        You hear so many people brag (maybe not the right word) I sleep three hours a night!! and I work 100 hour weeks!!!

        Really too bad, you must not be productive.

        • OTOH – I learned to sleep like a pro when I was just a few months old.

          Whenever someone says how proud they are because their child learned to walk early – I wonder will they be like olympians if they carry on at this rate 😉

          Heck – too cynical – I need a nap;)

  • Funny post / title! 🙂 And sleep-anywhere-ability is a super-power to be sure. I’d almost argue a survival skill…especially after an adrenalin filled @Fitbit week! (But yer a runner – so we already know yer an adrenalin/endorphin junkie too! 🙂 Congrats and good sleeps with peaceful singy birds chirping to you!

  • I have always been amazed at how rejuvenating a 20 min. daytime nap could be. There must be some real science behind that.

    I also need 8+ hours per night. Gone are the crazy schedules of my youth!

  • Cannot agree more on afternoon naps. That’s my biggest advice to anyone going back to school – take afternoon naps as often as possible.

  • L.A

    One of my favorite things was to have ice cream with my dad whenever he visited.
    Question is, do you mush or not mush? And of course, a Shabbas nap

  • Ha! best picture evaaaah! I am so with you about sleeping- I love naps! and my favorite time of day is crawling into bed = happy place. Have a great weekend in the mountains! Miss you! xoxo

  • Dasher

    This picture is a keeper 🙂

  • Paulette Murphy

    nice photo

  • Great photo. I thought for a minute it was a professionally-taken, royalty-free image!

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  • A delightful post.

  • Mynhardt Cronje

    A great sleep is a perfect thing.

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  • dvadhvani

    Thanks a lot for sharing these info. It really helpful. I learn a lot. Thanks – Good-Night-Shayari