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.