Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sleepy boy


Bedtime
Laval, QC, August 2008 [Click to enlarge]


Without exception, this is the quietest, sweetest time of day in our house. If I've realized anything over the past few days, it is that I need to spend more time hovering over them as they drift off. Anyone looking for a definition of the word peaceful need look no further.

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9 comments:

kenju said...

I love that time of night - when they are settling down. The time when you finally get "quiet" in the home.

jill said...

bed time at our house was always kid and dad time. i stayed downstairs (usually cleaning up the dinner mess) and dad read books and tucked the kids in. it was always such a special time.

paulwchambers said...

he's not his father's boy is he!!!!!

one of mine is not well curled up on the sofa right now - very much in need of cuddles and very sleepy - bless

always enjoy when i drop by my friend

Christy said...

It's a beautiful picture. I love his wise espression atop all the sweet kid sheets!

Hilary said...

I'll still get the goodnight hug from my sons. My older one is only around for the holidays, but even my 18 year old tough guy will comply. Sometimes even without eye-rolling. ;) Do cherish those days. They're as beautiful as those sleepy eyes looking back at you.

torontopearl said...

Back in early March 2005 I wrote this poem about this very topic:

The Face in the Window

It is midnight, and I am doing a final walk in the house for the night,
picking up forgotten books,
straightening sofa pillows,
looking in on my dear children
fast asleep in their beds,
the moon peering down
upon them through a
crack between
window and window shade

a crease of light
haloing their heads
as they sigh in their sleep --

my little treasures.

Vodka Mom said...

i just love that shot- and that time of day.

colleen said...

I'm waiting for him to close his eyes. Quiet is such a welcomed contrast when there are young ones in the house.

bellamocha said...

I may post something for this tomorrow, but wanted to say meanwhile how much I love the picture. It is the most special of times, watching our children drift off to sleep, knowing that they are safe.

You always capture a moment so perfectly, Carmi.

Bella :)