Lion Cubs' Playful Antics Disturb Dad's Nap In The Sweetest Way Possible

Lion Cubs' Playful Antics Disturb Dad's Nap In The Sweetest Way Possible

A couple of playful lion cubs refused to let their father sleep, finding possibly the sweetest way to disturb their dad’s attempt at a nap.

An afternoon nap is one of life’s most undervalued activities. Who doesn’t enjoy getting in a little midday snooze on the weekend? It’s a quick and easy way to recharge those batteries.

However, naps, as it appears, are for those who are not parents. Children require near-constant, around-the-clock attention. They have needs that must be met in a timely fashion. If not, they will wail and wail until they are satisfied. Napping in an environment like that is impossible.

Sadly, not only are naps essentially eliminated after becoming parents but often even sleeping at night. Children, especially when they are little, wake up at all hours through the night. That’s why new parents often look so incredibly tired. It’s because they are incredibly tired. 

As one video posted on YouTube hilariously displays, naps are not only a luxury for childless humans but for animals without offspring. The short, 1-minute clip shows a lion relaxing, trying to catch some shuteye in the middle of a field. He’s minding his own business, hoping to get a few moments of peace and quiet.

But the lion’s nap is soon disturbed. Two lion cubs come upon their father’s swishing tail. They are obviously intrigued, and so they must investigate. They proceed to playfully swat at their father’s tail, seeing it as a new toy. 

Dad, several times, tries to dissuade the curious lion cubs from his tail. He swings it violently into the air as if warning them to keep their distance and let him sleep, please! 

But Dad’s efforts are not enough to keep the cubs away. They continue to bat at their dad’s tail, and soon he is up because any further attempts to get some sleep will be in vain. 

Naps, we didn’t know what we had until it was gone!

Ephesians 6:4 “And, you fathers, do not make your children angry: but give them training in the teaching and fear of the Lord.”

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