Monday, November 16, 2009

pictures of children who do not sleep

After what looked like a promising start it turns out the babies are just as crap sleepers as the rest of their family.  Harry can't seem to sleep for more than 20 minutes at stretch, and when he wakes up Violet joins him (whether out of sympathy or perversion is not clear).  

Yes, they're holding hands.  They do that.  I need to focus on moments like these so I feel less tempted to break the law at 4:30 am when I've gotten a grand total of 45 minutes of sleep.  I think I must have grown as a person since Joseph was a newborn because I feel much more sane and accepting about the sleep situation.  Or perhaps two years of Joseph-induced sleeplessness has just crushed my spirit.


This picture was taken at 5:00 in the morning, which is Joseph's new time to rise and shine.  My wonderful and patient husband, who has taken over mornings with Joseph while I attempt to scrape together a few nonconsecutive hours of sleep, killed some time by taking the winter accessories out of the closet and letting Joseph make himself all fancy.  I like this picture because it looks like he and Indiana are waiting for the bus:  no eye contact, bodies pointed away from one another, plenty of space between them.  This is unusual because in all the other pictures from that morning they appear to be trying to lick one another's teeth.

5 comments:

Barefoot_Mommy said...

Those pictures are too sweet. Wishing some sleep your way, dear.

Jenna said...

Hope you get a few hours of sleep soon. The babies and Joseph are all adorable. Such cute kids!

Kira said...

Wow, the twin on the left in the top photo looks like a clone of Joseph. And.. holding hands? That's my heart dripping all over my clothes. Can't wait to see you all.

Amanda, Jake, and Parker Patow said...

Sorry to hear you are lacking on sleep. But hey...they are all (Joseph included) so adorable!

Elizabeth said...

Your blog is awesome. Have just spent waaaay too long reading past posts and laughing out loud, as well as enjoying your craftiness. Your kids are so cute, too! I sincerely hope you get some sleep soon.