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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Last stop before Dreamland


My favorite time of the day is Jake’s bedtime.  Not because it means my job is over and I’m about to get ten minutes to myself (although that's a huge perk) but because it means that Jake has reached the point when he’s too tired to resist my bear hugs, kisses and cuddles.  Not that he's anti-affection during the day.  Those .05 second hugs are great but I need more than that.  

Jake goes down for bedtime very easily.  No struggles, yelling or resisting.  He saves that for other key points during the day: teeth-brushing, getting dressed, giving up the iPad.

So we snuggle up in his bed and cuddle and within minutes he’s asleep… but not before he gets one last thought off his chest while drifting between worlds of consciousness.  It might be a question.  An observation.  Or a preschool pearl of wisdom.  But whatever it is, once said-- it’s off to Dreamland.

Here are several of these gems, each on a different night.  You might want to catalog a few for future reference.




(Note that when he said this, it was literally months till his birthday and he's never shown any interest in race cars.  He's a train kid.)

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(Again with the cars??)

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Meanwhile, just for the sake of compare-contrast, here are a few of my last thoughts before drifting off.





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And then it's off for a restful night's sleep... of about six hours if I'm lucky.

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Any PBS history buffs out there?  Todd and I both thought that at some point PBS stood for Public Broadcasting System - you know, back in the olden days when we were kids.  But I can't find anything online.  Has it always been Public Broadcasting Service and we've just been living under a rock? 

2 comments:

  1. Wondering if you have it confused with the emergency broadcasting system? Those annoying alerts always say who it is from, so you have probably heard it more than you think!

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  2. Sounds like you are on the right track, Wow. Good to hear. Thank you for sharing.

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