Sunday, March 18, 2012


Sleeping is a great thing. I love sleeping. I used to be a morning person before I had kids. Now I'm a night person, so I thoroughly enjoy sleeping in on weekend mornings. Sleeping is also something I love watching my kids do.

My kids have always been great sleepers. You know the type-babies that take 2 great naps plus sleep 12 hours a night. Then move into one great nap (2-3 hours) in the toddler stage, still sleeping through the night. And now, sleeping for 10-12 hours a night (depending on when we get to bed). The thing is, A will still take a nap when given the chance, which happens only on the weekends. These are few and far between-probably once a month for her-definitely needed when it happens!

A few weeks back a rarity happened: BOTH kids took a nap on a Saturday afternoon! Crazy! C has not taken a nap in a long while. I mean a long, long while. He was the kid that stopped napping consistently at age 2. It was spotty at best. In the last few years I bet I can count, on one hand, the number of times he has napped. But it happened. And I couldn't resist taking a picture of each of them. You never know how many more of those there will be.

But then, I went back to pictures I had taken of them sleeping when they were little and still cannot believe just how much is the same about them when they sleep now-at age 5-and then-at age 1 day. Really neat to look back as a parent and be able to see the similarities. Especially with A.
A at hours old 2006
A at 5 1/2 years old
C at hours old in 2006
C at 5 1/2 years old

I don't think that will ever go away-loving to watch your kids sleep. As Todd Parr says in The Daddy Book, "All daddies love to watch you sleep." And The Mommy Book, "All mommies love to watch you sleep." It's true!


  1. This is so lovely! I always find that when my baby is asleep, he looks almost like the day he was born. So innocent and sweet!

  2. I love this slice! There is nothing more precious than a sleeping child. When my grown daughter comes to visit, I still peek in on her, to just remember and treasure her sleeping moments. Lovely, touching slice thank you.