Dreams of the Deck

I really thought this would never happen again.  My oldest (our original napper!) is getting so big and hardly ever takes a strange nap (or any nap) anymore.  That’s why this one was such a sweet surprise.

Crash Nap It does look like he was strolling across the threshold with his juice and just went splat.  That’s not really what happened, though.

I saw him go face down on purpose and give his tell-tale snuggling.  The settling cue.

Crash NapBecause nothing says “sweet dreams” like splintery deck boards.  Plus, he’d had a very hard morning at preschool, being the guy in charge of “attendance.”

Exhausted from a long shift?

Exhausted from a long shift?

I think there might have also been some Gene Kelly action, a la Singing in the Rain. Or was he auditioning to be the next Morton’s Salt model? I’m wondering…

Crash NapAnd then there’s the need to constantly defend oneself against the younger brother, who has recently cultivated a really good evil laugh.

kid asleep on deck

Please send Scooby Snacks.

In the end, though, even the 3yo wanted to be a cool kid.

Crash Nap DuoFor those of you who ask the inevitable question – the 5yo’s deck nap lasted for over an hour. Out cold in the cold. Well – not really. It was pretty warm out. I’m just kidding.

Take a last nap on your decks if you can. WINTER IS COMING!




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