Tuesday, July 23, 2013

{Behind the Scenes} An impromptu nap

Aw, how sweet! My boy who doesn't nap on a daily basis anymore decided to get comfy on the futon in his room yesterday afternoon. Fast asleep. For more than an hour. 

Yes, I texted the picture to my good friend Sarah who also has a non-napping 3-year-old boy and my mom, who, well, likes pictures of her grandchildren. Aw, how cute, right?


And, of course, that sweet, cute picture doesn't tell the whole story.

When Ben woke up after this 90-minute nap, he had missed lunch and peed on the futon. That's "The Jesus Storybook Bible" under his blanket near his head. And he also uncovered my old iPhone that the kids sometimes use. The same one Cate and I couldn't find this afternoon. They're supposed to ask before using it and, obviously, he didn't ask. I'm just glad he didn't get pee all over it. Oh, and, hey, that slip cover I wisely put on the futon is awaiting its turn in the washer and dryer.

And, yes, that's what goes on behind the scenes of ordinary days in this season of mothering little ones, although it's not quite always as comfortable as my boy makes it look.

crystalstine.meToday I'm participating in "Behind the Scenes," linking up with Crystal Stine. I love the encouragement to share real life happening beyond what a photo shared on Facebook captures. Yet another way for this momma to embrace imperfection

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  1. He's so cute! I always loved watching my boys sleep. I'm so loving this behind the scenes link up of Crystal's. There is so much more behind a photo that others do not see. Thanks for sharing.

  2. KristinHillTaylor7/23/2013 1:09 PM

    I love this link up too! I knew when I snapped this picture yesterday it would be perfect for this. :) Boys are so peaceful when they sleep!

  3. This is adorable. :) As mama of a non-napping three year-old, I can appreciate this, though my daughter has been napping the last few days since she's been sick. (And I totally took a picture one day, too.) :)

  4. KristinHillTaylor7/23/2013 2:23 PM

    The naps are hit and miss lately. He's just in that season of transitioning out of them, but not totally. I remember this season with my daughter, and it lasts awhile. Of course, when our routine changes in a few weeks adding school back in, who knows what will happen! :) Hope your sweet Mae is feeling better!

  5. Paula Claunch7/23/2013 2:24 PM

    Love that the dino seems to be watching over him!

  6. KristinHillTaylor7/23/2013 2:36 PM

    Isn't it cute? I get the feeling he was playing with it before he crashed. :)