Monday, June 7, 2010

restless

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the little lady on the right has a hard time sleeping at night. she gets up multiple times complaining that she cant sleep. and who knows, maybe she just doesn't want to go to bed yet. but i remember when i was younger and couldn't sleep for the life of me. it is the pitts. so, i try to help her our a little and try to get her body to relax and rest. i give her a hug and a kiss and lay her flat on her back. i put her arms on her belly and tell her to take big, deep breaths. then i rub her face gently and tell her a little story. the other night, it went something like this....

imagine you were sitting under a big apple tree, eating the biggest, juiciest, reddest apple. the grass is tall all around you, and the wind is blowing through your hair. the sun is warm and the clouds are fluffy. and all of a sudden a giant bluebird flies over head. she has a smile on her face. and before you know it, the bird swoops down and picks you up on her back and takes you for a ride. she says hello and is the friendliest, prettiest bird you've ever seen. she takes you up high in the air, over the apple tree and into the clouds. the clouds are round and full , like cotton candy. the bird then stops. and drops you off at one of the clouds, you lay down and it is the most comfy thing you have ever felt. it is soft as silk. then you wonder if it tastes like cotton candy... so you taste it. and yep!, it tastes just like the pink kind you like so much. soon you notice a rainbow. you reach toward it and touch it, and candy pops out. candy that is all the colors of the rainbow. you start to get tired from your adventure. so you sink down slowly and rest your head. soon your drift off to sleep right there on the cloud. the sun is warm, the cloud is soft. and you sleep.
i love you. good night.

and just like that, she is relaxed and sleeping in dream land.

3 comments:

Traci said...

that is seriously such a sweet story & cute pic!

Chels said...

That is adorable! You are such a great mommy!
And how in the world are your kids still sleeping with the sun rising into the sky?!? Mine are up with the sun!

And I adore the clothesline above the bed!

Tatum said...

Love this picture! Their room is so cute! That story makes me wanna... fall asleep.