Monday, April 27, 2009

A House of Sheets Brings Rest

I honestly can't remember the last time my 4 1/2 year old took a nap. At least a non-carseat induced nap. Let's just say it was many, many moons ago.

So, as usual it was just Jade and I going up the stairs for nap time. I got Jade, Pooh and Tigger tucked in for a rest and paused to make a couple of phone calls before heading back down to play some games with Lily. As I went back down the stairs I was secretly hoping that just 1 or 2 rounds of The Ladybug Game would suit her fancy when I heard a strange sound.

A snoring sort of sound.

It was coming from a sheet tent the girls had made just before lunch. The first one they've made together as sisters.

I peeked in and there was Lily. All curled up against the couch with a pillow and blanket, just sawing away. On the cold hard floor.


Had I tried to entice her to her soft mattress, or even a carpeted floor for that matter, an afternoon nap would not have ensued.

But lo and behold in the tent house on the cold floor of the den my little girl slept. For two and a half hours I could have heard a pin drop. And for that time she seemed little again...in need of midday rest. And I enjoyed the quiet and the peeking at her and listening to the hum of her breath.

And thought of how I see the making of many, let me repeat...many, sheet houses in our future. May they all bring rest.

12 comments:

life with the wisners said...

on my way to nighty night land. but i couldn't NOT comment on this and JUST HOW MUCH i love it.

i've walked in on big h several times in a situation JUST LIKE THIS.

i love this so much. i can't imagine how quiet your house was. :)

Rachelle said...

So cute!

jennifer said...

adorable! i think i'd make some room in the budget for lots of new sheets!

H-Mama said...

this is priceless... love it!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

This just amazes me - how can they fall asleep on the hard floor, but toss and turn and refuse to sleep on a nice comfy bed?

You're on to something here, girl - they're going to have carte blanche when it comes to setting up tents any time they please!

My2Gs said...

That is so sweet! Some of my fondest memories as a child revolve around a patio table and blanket or a clothes line and sheet :-)

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

How adorable! Makes my body hurt thinking of sleeping on a wood floor for 2 1/2 hours, though!

Jane Anne said...

That's adorable and I can imagine the peaceful (and excited) feeling you felt when you saw her sleeping. Many, many sheet houses to come indeed!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

So very sweet...

Nightowl Mama said...

awwwwwww the old days of making tents luv it tooo cute

Michelle said...

That's a great story and a sweet picture. I don't know how she slept on the hard floor, though?!?

Melissa :) said...

Too stinkin' cute. I'm thinking I may just make one for myself. :)

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