Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Sometimes I feel that children are most lovable when they are sleeping. So quiet and cute. I am blogging in peace right now because my two daughters are sleeping like angels in the next room. They sleep all over the bed, sometimes imitating each other's postures - both curved like C-s, or lying like I-s on their tummies, sometimes moving around till they form a T or an L or a V. On more acrobatic nights they might form a P or a D. The only letter I fear is X, which means that one has got up on top of the other, which is usually followed by a muffled cry and one of them waking up (and obviously me, too). It is X-tremely tiresome to be woken up in the middle of the night to untangle them from each other (and from the jumbled-up bedclothes) and restore order in the alphabet-soup.


A-M said...

Oh, I so agree. I ache with love for my children when they sleep. I kiss them until they stir, in the hope that they can feel my love for them at that moment. I have 2 two beautiful little boys with beautiful little souls. They are noisy and spirited yet compassionate and courteous. I miss them as soon as they fall asleep! Cheers, A-M

Kathy said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog via babies, bottles and I SO feel the same way. They are so beautiful when they're sleeping and at peace...when you turn the whining off they are actually quite lovely creatures altogether!

Eye! said...

I came across your blog via someone else's ; - nice story - it reminded me of my cats who I see as 'my babies' as I dont have children just yet. Funnily enough, they sleep in the same way - curled up as C's or sometimes they cuddle up together and make an S - a real alphabet-soup. :)

Paul Bernard said...

That was a funny little piece on the shapes your kids make. Made me smile.
You commented on my blog last week to say you liked Poe and Roald Dahl. Is it Dahl's adult or children's fiction you prefer?
As a kid I read most of his books. People have told me some of my weirder stories have a hint of his 'Tales of the Unexpected'.
And yes, feel free to add my blog url to your blog-list. :-)

jyotsana said...

this was really it the same story for every mother? i wonder how love gushes on such occasions.

Deb said...

It's amazing how beautiful our children when they are sleeping - and how peaceful and quiet the world seems. Thanks for sharing this great story. =)