Friday, December 14, 2007

The Seventh Sense

Children have a Seventh Sense.

It manifests itself only at nighttime.

They are slumbering in their cozy beds as you peek in and check on them.

You smile and head to your own room, anticipating the warm blankets and the rejuvenating sleep that is about to come.

And then...they sense it.

You've moved past a certain threshold that requires them to squirm, moan, or even let out a startling cry.

There are varying degrees of this sense. Some children only sense when you are about to leave a zone of proximity that would require you to return to their bedsides.

Others have a keener sense. They will wait until you have climbed into bed, curled up under the covers, laid your weary head to rest, and the warmth of the blankets is just beginning to smooth away the day...and then....

They sense it.

We have one such talented little baby boy in our house.

Dear Owen,

Talents are gifts,
but this ones needs to be returned.
No one likes a show-off.

Thanks to you I know the clock works
EVERY hour of the night.
Please go to sleep and STAY asleep.

Love always,
Mommy and Daddy


Sittintall said...

very cute. You are so creative with your thoughts! And shame on Owen for using his talent. I think Katie was whispering in his ear last time we visited on some bedtime cues.

emilymcd said...

Laughing... he's just a really social guy, Kris. Wonder where he gets THAT from?

I do hope you can catch some more Zzzzs though.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Yeah, could you email this to D as well? ;)