Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Never Get Tired of...


Shav always sleeps diagonally or full-on sideways in his crib; at least, that's the way I always find him.
I love to "study" my boys and memorize their sweet little habits.

All of this talk about sleeping children and all of these links and pictures make me think of a quote by Joe Houldsworth:
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.

It also reminds me of one of the funniest sleeping-boy episodes we had.  When we lived in Israel, we came back to the East Coast about once a year; and during those trips, we packed so much into our schedule.  There were always so many people to visit and so many USA-only activities to do.  On one of those trips, we were visiting Lisa (one of my college roommates) and her husband Andrew in the D.C. area.  Josiah was old enough by that point to walk and talk and play with toys; but even though it was a new house to explore, he was shy enough that he stuck close to Jeff and I and didn't wander too far away.  At one point, Jeff was sitting down talking to Andrew, and Josiah was standing right next to Jeff's leg.  We knew he was tired--those trips were such a whirlwind, between the jet lag and the busy schedule, that fatigue was normal--but we didn't know just how tired he was until his body started wobbling.  

He had literally fallen asleep standing up.  :)


Anonymous said...

That is co cute. Sara and i babysit and we babysit for a ten month old and she sleeps a lot. We put her in her crib and then she curls up in a ball and goes to sleep. Most of the time she starts crying but sometimes she falls asleep for us. -Abby

Marie said...

This is so sweet Davene,
I love the quote and I have to agree with you. That is so sweet about Josiah falling asleep standing up. I also enjoy hearing about you guys in Israel and all the stories behind it. :)
~ marie