We have a fun expression in our family. It’s this: “Would you like me to make you a little nest?” This means that someone needs a special place to rest and relax, perhaps take a nap, and enjoy some quiet time.
A “little nest” consists of soft blankets, a pillow or two, a refreshing beverage, and books or other ideas for solitude. We also make “little nests” before bedtime to arrange the comfy blankets and pillows into a cozy little space.
I’ve always loved nests and the contained comfort, creativity, and nurturing space they represent. And I love thinking of making my own little nests, not just for children, but for my husband and myself. In my little nest, I refresh and rest, burrow in, recover, feast, and grow.