October 19, 2008

Where's Finn?

As soon as Finn hit age 4, he abruptly stopped napping. It was so weird. He went from sleeping long 3-hour naps, to zero naps, overnight. And he seems to function fine that way, for the most part.

Now that Ollie and Calvin both finally go down for naps together after lunch, our afternoons can be very quiet around here. Gloriously quiet. Finn normally comes into my room and shoves his Sparky book in my face and tries to force me into saying verses with him. And sometimes, when this crew just gets too boring and too quiet for too long, Finn finally gives up and joins his brothers in the wonderful world of sleep. Not always. Just sometimes.

One particularly dull afternoon, I noticed Finn napping on his green sleeping bag in my room and I had to dry my hair. So I turned on the blower and disturbed my sweet prince from his slumber, and he walked out of my room.

After drying my hair, I went in the family room to see what happened to Finn.

No Finn.

I checked the living room.

No Finn.

Hm, that's odd, I thought.

I went back to my room and looked everywhere, including the closets, but still NO Finn.

Both Calvin's and Ollie's rooms had their doors closed, so he couldn't be in there.I wasn't panicking yet, but I was getting awfully curious.

I re-checked the family room and living room again, this time calling his name. "pssst Fi-in".

No answer.

And then, I noticed the cushions looked a little "off" in the living room.


Are you sleeping,
Are you sleeping? 
Brother Finn? 
Brother Finn?


And sure, enough, there was my little squirt, all curled up with his beloved nemo, behind the couch cushions like a small animal, fast asleep.

He looked so sweet and meager, I just had to take a picture.

13 comments:

  1. That pic is so sweet! He looks super comfy! I like the way his mind works...no matter how awkward the place may SEEM, it might be just perfect for a little snooze!

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  2. Too sweet for words. It's funny how children's minds work...no adult would think "hey that looks like a comfy spot where no one will bother me". =0) Oh, he is too cute. Can't you bring me those boys to hug and squeeze? Come on, pretty please. Aren't you in need of a vacation in the snow? We've plenty of room for all of ya! What fun we would have.

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  3. Too cute-- reminds me of the cool Richard Scary poem "I am a bunny, my name is Nicolas. I live in a Hollow Tree..."
    Hope ya had a good weekend with Mom!

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  4. That has to be one of the most precious things I've ever seen. I would pass out from excitement if one of my kids decided to take a nap (especially in such a clever place). Both of them quit around age 3 and never looked back.

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  5. So cute and cozy.... I'm sure that we'd all enjoy a nap in there if we could fit. :)

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  6. ok, now that is precious. I love the word you used to describe him... "meagre". What a great little story.
    What is it about sleeping children?? It's almost magical.

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  7. I think Finn knows about my precious place!

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  8. That has to be the sweetest thing ever! I looked at the picture first, but the picture was ten times cuter with the story! PRECIOUS!

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  9. Oh, so cute!! I miss naps. Even my 2yo seems ready to give them up.

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  10. Oh, that is so sweet! He looks so cozy and happy, sleeping away there!

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  11. I love it. Finny sleeps just the way I like to sleep on the couch, all snuggled up behind the cushions.

    As a kid I never wanted to take naps... now as an adult I crave one every day! What is up with kids?? Don't they know how good they have it that they can nap every day! :)

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