March 25, 2012

The Little People

I found this today while reading the news. Remember the days when you could sleep through anything?

I miss those days. I can't remember the last time I slept... well. I sleep so poorly now, I'm perpetually exhausted. I came to bed the other night, and my husband who can sleep on a box of rocks, rolled over and rubbed my back quietly saying he hoped that it would be a better night since it is just a long string of sucky sleep nights.

There are nights I wonder why I even bother trying.

Anyway, so I was envious of this little guy as I laughed.

What I love about little kids, is if you just listen while they play, you learn so much. My boys had been playing in the sandbox with their cousin, keeping her entertained, and when they got tired and went back into the house, I told her she could keep playing and I'd sit outside with her.

I had a big cup of hot coffee and I curled up in the chair as she played in the sandbox.


You can see her little blue truck perched as if standing watch, while she digs a road for her little dump truck.

I sat there listening to her talk to herself. Big mountain formed, road dug in, she slowly made the little dump truck climb the road, similar to The Little Engine That Could, and in her sweet three year old voice, I heard her say, "It's OK. It's steep, but you can make it. And I know there are 'pider webs, but they won't hurt you. It's ok... you can do it..."

Her biggest fear right now are spider webs. I smiled as I heard her work through it with her little truck.

Then I thought to myself, "What a different world this would be if every child's biggest fear were... 'pider webs."

Posted by Boudicca at March 25, 2012 07:35 PM

I hear you on the sleep thing. Oh how I wish I could get a good night sleep. Every once in a while I get one and I am always bewildered as to what I did that allowed it.

My kids didn't sleep... they never did that cute falling asleep thing other kids did. *sigh* I guess they thought they'd miss something. heh.

Posted by: Teresa at March 25, 2012 11:00 PM

The no sleeping issue has hit me hard in the last two years, much more severely than in my teens and twenties. All I can attribute it to is the body's way of dealing with stress, and hormones, peri-menopause, change of life time... whatever. To accompany the power surges and all the fun stuff of an aging woman.

Posted by: Spockgirl at March 25, 2012 11:29 PM

Oh... forgot to say... Loved the video. There have been times when I've felt like that... but am thankful that I was sitting down instead of standing.

Posted by: Spockgirl at March 25, 2012 11:31 PM