03/14/2012 11:46 am ET Updated May 14, 2012

Naps Happen: 14 Impressive Napping Positions

First off, my kids do have beds.

But, as a toddler, my oldest started collapsing into naps in the strangest places and positions. Naturally, I took pictures, thinking this sort of thing wouldn't happen again.

I was wrong. It's been almost three years now and the naps have kept coming. In fact, the sleep gene appears to have been transferred to our younger son, who has started providing some pretty good junior varsity material. (In answer to the questions so many readers of my blog have asked asked -- no, neither of my boys is narcoleptic and no, I do not pose the pictures. Seriously!)

It turned out I'm not alone. Parents from all over send me their own funny photos. Take a look at some of the cutest pics here. Any nap is a good nap, I always say -- even when it's not your own.

Naps Happen