There's only one important deadline: when to eat. The rest comes naturally.
His Grampa, on the other hand, has a few years to go before he can get back to basics at "The Home." Right now he has got to meet editing deadlines, which cut seriously into naptimes. Writing a tale is easy. Fixing it once you've written it is where the work starts, so imply the editors by their pickiness about rules and guidelines they want a person to adjust to.
Aw, fleeting youth. There was a time you could get away with socially unacceptable behavior and everyone thought it was cute. Now they just think it's stupid. That Grandson of mine doesn't know how good he's got it. Enjoy the naps, Bubba. One day your old Grampa will be gettin' his snoozes back and you'll be bringin' home the bacon and wishing you were still a young whippersnapper with no responsibilities, too! We'll commiserate.
Meanwhile, what's a good action verb for watching a slug race?