William quickly discovered that napping was nicer with similarly exhausted friends. Bunny proved a good repeat nap buddy and Blue Puppy became a convert. In case you’re wondering what that string is, it’s a helium balloon, floating just out of frame. Sort of like a day at the sleepy circus.
The next day, he set his sights even lower. Also, this appeared to be a pants-optional kind of nap.
It all started with the ottoman. William had started exhibiting a reluctance to take his nap in his bed, so I was letting him run himself to exhaustion. On this particular day, the exhaustion appears to have caught up with him while he was only half done with the task of climbing onto the ottoman….
As parents, we are appalled by what has happened to our Friday nights. Sure, we’re glad it’s the weekend, finally. However, any mom or dad will tell you it can sometimes be lights out by 9:30pm, even for the adults. For others, perhaps, a little earlier than that… Esther’s daughter didn’t make it through dinner….