Wednesday, March 04, 2020

15 years ago I remember....

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.

Good days!

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