Wednesday, March 04, 2020

15 years ago I remember....

This happened:

I was a young mother with three babies and on this
cold New Jersey day, I began the afternoon nap schedule.
 Ollie went down first in his crib.
Then I read a few books to Jane on my bed until she too fell asleep.
Of course, Jimmy slept nearby.
After Jane was asleep I carefully slipped off my
 bed so not to wake her, and walked into the kitchen to find that Claire 
had put herself asleep under the baby swing.
I remembered thinking about how nice and 
unusual the quiet winter afternoon was--having
them all asleep was amazing!
 I walked into the living room, plopped down on the couch
with a stack of magazines to catch up on
but of course, I fell asleep too.

Then I woke up nearly an hour later to 
Clane fighting over a princess dress-up.