Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sara's Disappearing Trick

I was talking on the phone with Dave while he was on his most recent and last (at least for a while) trip to California last week. We had been talking for a while. The bigger kids had all been put to bed and Sara was up for a few more minutes keeping herself busy with all the toys her big sisters so generously had left out all over the floor for her. All of a sudden I had to interrupt Dave because there was an ominous silence in the house. Knowing I still had one child awake I knew that silence wasn't "good" news. So I started looking for my little 15 month old. What was she up too? I started in the girls room and then quickly covered the upstairs and in progress panic finished a down stairs sweep. She was nowhere to be found. Huh, I thought to myself. She can't reach the doors yet...she has to be here in the house. So I searched again. The whole time with Dave on the phone probably wondering why he ever chose me to be the Mother of his children. (How does someone lose a kid INSIDE?)


I still hadn't found her. I went back to the girls room a third time with the intent to check their beds in case on of them had brought Sara into bed with them and then they had all fallen asleep. I was close. This is where I found her. Under Emily's bed.

Now mind you I have tucked up the dust cover to get a good picture. The only thing that tipped me off was a tiny pajamaed toe sticking out. Thank goodness for that toe too. I have a feeling I would have been searching for a long time if it didn't just barely catch my eye. Sweet, isn't it? Sweet if you don't think of the neglect that allowed a poor 15 month old baby to be so tired she crawled under a bed (probably couldn't get out) and fell asleep.

11 comments:

Jamie C. said...

Thank goodness for that toe! Your so funny Jenn, of course Dave loves that you are the mother of his children. I'm glad he's done going to Cali!

Stephanie Saunders said...

Too precious!

Kath said...

Great picture! She looks so sweet sleeping under the bed.

Andrea said...

Great pic and such a cutie pie! Don't worry about the feeling of neglect. We've all had kids fall asleep in strange places.

The Roberts' Report said...

Ohhhh Jenn!!! You're not NEGLECTFUL!! I love baby's that fall asleep in the car, at the table, on the couch...mine on the other hand will only do it in their beds. BORING!

Heather said...

I love that picture! What a great story.

Nicole said...

Oh, little sweetie. I can't imagine the panic you must have been in.

The Seaquist Family said...

I know you were panicing but isn't she just the sweetest. At least she wasn't in the window. Such an adorable picture.

Familia Bethers said...

Sweet for sure! And you are not neglectful! It never is a great feeling is it? When you are searching for a child!

Anonymous said...

Okay,
I would have died when I couldn't find her quickly.
Glad she was safe, and cute.
Love
mom

sixlayerdip said...

That is so cute!! She really looks quite comfy!