Sunday, November 26, 2006

A New Thing

This afternoon I read "The Velveteen Rabbit" to Littlest Impelled before her afternoon nap. Usually we read a couple of short stories with pictures to her, and then put her to bed where she falls asleep -- though she often keeps herself awake, though visibly tired, with chirping and playing and rolling around. It's annoying, because we know she needs a nap and she's a pain without one, but convincing her to sleep is a chore.

Not today. The book doesn't have many pictures, and it's long. She was interested, but sitting still stopped the chirping and whirling that keeps her awake, and in a few minutes she just drifted off to sleep in my arms.

Three years and a brother before her and we're just figuring this out.


Blogger learninghorses said...

Sometimes it takes way too long to grasp the obvious. :)

6:28 PM


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