This day as if it were yesterday:
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 fell asleep.
Of course, Jimmy slept nearby.
After Jane was asleep, I carefully slipped off my
bed to not wake her and walked into the kitchen to find that Claire
had fallen asleep under the baby swing.
I remembered thinking about how lovely and
unusual the quiet winter afternoon was--having
them all asleep was amazing!
I walked into the living room and 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,
and Ollie with a loaded diaper.