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Fighting Sleep

April 25, 2016

Wisdom from Ronnie!

Ronnie McBrayer

sleepHave you noticed how children never want to go to sleep? If you have been the parent of such a little creature you know I am telling the truth. Youngsters “fight sleep,” to the point of face-planting into their lunchtime bowl of soup or literally passing out while standing.

Why? Because there is so much to see, do, and not a minute to lose! There are so many see-saws on which to play, swings on which to fly, and monkey bars to climb! There are ice cream cones to eat, games to play, dogs to pet, mirrors to kiss, and friends to chase!

“Nap? Who needs a stinking nap!” That is the clarion call of sleep defiance. It’s only when the child is beyond exhaustion, when she can longer keep her eyelids from collapsing, that she buckles. But just as soon as she has her nap, she’s back to full…

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