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Friday, October 28, 2005

A Bedtime (?) Story

Sir Laughs-A-Lot: A Sleepless Knight

Once there was a very tiny knight named ... I dunno ... "Dillon." He was loved and respected by all, and held in especially high esteem by his family. This was partially because of his wonderful sleep patterns, which included large segments of sleep during the nighttime hours. This, of course, delighted his parents to no end, and they were quite confident that they were doing a great job of raising this child.

There came a time when the tiny knight decided to shatter his parents' illusion. He stayed up. All. Night. Long. He cried when he was laid down in his tiny knight crib. He cried when he was rocked. He cried when he was held. He cried when he was fed.

Pretty soon, Dillon was not the only one crying.

By about 4:30, in the wee-hours of the morning, Dillon finally drifted off to sleep. He was cuddled sweetly up on his mama's chest and she was sure she was going to get to nap as well.

Little did she know, her little knight was going to have some very funny dreams. He laughed. And he laughed. Tiny little whimper laughs, complete with a big gummy smile.

Each little laugh jerked her from her slumber, so that the final result was a red-eyed, sleep-deprived mama holding a sleeping, but laughing, little roly-poly knight.

But it was the cutest sleepless night the mama had ever had, and she decided that having that tiny laughing boy was worth every minute.


Blogger jes said...

how sweet! i've often wondered when in our lives we start dreaming. do you think we dream in the womb, too?

next time, be armed and ready with your camera. which reminds me: i haven't seen a picture of him on here recently!!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Awwwwwwww...what a cute little knight! I knew he'd be SOMETHING for Halloween.

As for your night, sorry 'bout that. I think God makes children adorable just so we'll get over the fact we never sleep.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

what a cute story! Ive never seen a baby laugh in his sleep- that must have been very entertaining- even though I know you must have been EXHAUSTED.

It will be a great story to tell his first girlfriend. ;)

2:50 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Come to think of it...his momma laughs in HER sleep. Guess that apple didn't fall far from the tree, not that anyone doubted. :)

3:49 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

Very cute story, but for your sake, I hope it's the only chapter.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Sharkey said...

That is a cute story. But I thought he'd be a pirate for Halloween.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love this story! :) I can't wait for my little boy to be here! :)

11:14 PM  
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Do you think it was dreams...or some baby gas? But either way, how cute!!!

11:30 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

trinity. it was NOT gas. he was laughing. i am his mama, and i know. dillon is VERY advanced.


8:59 AM  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great post, Amanda Sue!

11:36 AM  

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