P365 – Day 52 (Sleepy children?)

In keeping with Tim’s comments from yesterday’s blog about bedtimes, I thought I would post some pictures of the children tucked sweetly into their beds.


I’m not sure Daniel really looks very sleepy. Got a little carried away with the chapstick there, kiddo.

Daniel and David had their lights out (flashlights don’t count, right?) so they were close to sleep. Maybe. We won’t go into what time it was. Definitely past “bed time.”

david in bed

David looks WAY too awake and cheerful for someone who is supposed to be ASLEEP!

Of course, look what happened when Adam drifted off to sleep in that pretty little garden.

So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Genesis 2:21

Yikes! Didn’t he have a few surprises coming. Now I doubt the boys need to worry about this sort of thing happening again but there are other scriptures that talk about sleeping.

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest
and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

sarah in bed

This girl is NOT a sluggard – we have pictures of her cleaning!

rachel's reading in bed

Turn the light off and go to bed, girlie!

Of course, as an ever hungry 13 year old, Joshua hopes this Proverb will prove true in our house.

Proverbs 29:13
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;
stay awake and you will have food to spare.


Would someone please feed this growing, hulking teenager! Oh, wait, I think he’s chewing on a piece of leftover piece of pizza in this picture. Never mind, that should hold him for 15 minutes or so.

Tim, who has been up since ‘oh dark thirty,’ was still working when I took these “sleeping” shots. He looked a bit bleary eyed and focused and asked to be excused from the photo shoot. He was the only one of the bunch who really WANTED to be asleep.

“Ah, youth is wasted on the wrong people.”
[Obscure Movie Quote - can you name this movie?]

Or perhaps Tim was just afraid his ‘shaggy’ look would be too much for the cameras. Sorry, Hon, maybe tomorrow you’ll get that haircut.

Again – we did lots of other things today (including school, a luncheon with some Bible study ladies, an eye appointment for Rachel, chores, church activities for some of the family, and a power walk this evening for me) but none of them were captured on film so they end up in this P.S. section. Such is life on the blog.


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15 thoughts on “P365 – Day 52 (Sleepy children?)”

  1. Bleary indeed … I think I’ve averaged less than 6 hours of sleep over each of the past three nights … not enough for me, I’m afraid. :(

    One of the things I look forward to in heaven is the idea of being well-rested, all the time. Surely with eternity available, we’ll either need no sleep with our renewed bodies, or we’ll be able to really catch up on lost sleep opportunities. We might need good thick bedroom blinds or shades, though … I hear it is a bit bright, there.

    At least I don’t have to get up at crack o’ dawn tomorrow! Working late does have its privileges. :)

  2. Did I see a copy of “Anne of Green Gables” in that picture of Rachel? About time we had another L.M. Montgomery fan in the family…

  3. That was the coolest book holder hanging from Rachel’s bed! Did you make it, Katherine? I’m enjoying seeing how happy your kids are, even when they have to do chores. Your sense of humor (as well as Tim’s) must be one reason they smile so much. So glad you have that camera!

  4. Joyce–that bunk bed book holder is from IKEA. I bought it years ago but couldn’t ever find a bunk bed that had the right size railing. It took five kids and three bunk beds before we finally found a fit. Whew! The things we do to get some organization in our lives!

  5. Jenn–excellent job on the movie quote! You win the (nonexistent) prize! You all are VERY good with movie lines. Does that mean we all watch the same movies?

  6. Very fun post and great pictures. I have one of those always eating teens too, well he’s 12 but he’s started eating early I guess. He can’t be filled up, not for more than 10 minutes it seems!

  7. Jodi–it’s hard to keep those hungry boys in food (and shoes and jeans – they grow too darn fast).

    I can see why a friend of mine (with five children all grown now) says she started every other meal with a five pound bag of potatoes. Ha!

  8. This is her daughter.
    I’m 14 and I’m constantly eating as well! Does he like smoothies and/or raw carrots or brocolli. Those usually fill me up pretty good.

  9. Hello – this is Joshua. I’m not crazy about raw vegetables but I do eat salad. I LOVE smoothies. What do you like in your smoothies? I haven’t made one in a long time.

  10. Hey Joshua!

    I really like to make strawberry smoothies and rasberry smoothies. frozen fruit, some milk, dab of honey, same flavour yogurt. That just about sums it up. What kinds do you like?


  11. Kathy,
    I LOVE how you so creatively add the scripture into your blog… I LOVE reading funny blogs and yours does make me laugh. Again, I LOVE your style! You and Kristine both crack me up (LOL)!

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