A Peaceful Moment


Eli has never been one to relax in a lap unless there was some nursing involved. He normally will only be held if the holder is standing. He’s been this way almost since birth.

But over Christmas it was almost impossible for him to nap. He was so overstimulated by being on a trip!, visiting in relatives’ homes with cousins!, and dogs!, and decorations!, and grandparents!, and aunts and uncles! that winding down for a bit of a midday snooze was not within his realm of possibility. Even on the long drive across the desert to Tucson he didn’t sleep until we were pulling into the hotel parking lot at our destination.


On the day after Christmas however he fell asleep in the car as we made our way across town to his Grandparents home. He didn’t wake up when being removed from the car, being brought into the house or even for the usual slayer of all arm naps, when his father sat down.

Eli slept like this for about two hours.

Even Aunt Jacki had to document this rarest of all occurrences.

Our Christmas miracle… just a day late.



  1. Randalin said,

    December 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

    So sweet. Kale is the champion of lap naps (he’s currently having on right now). I love to soak in the snuggles since he’s so non-stop when he’s awake.
    And why do they always fall asleep in the car as soon as you arrive at your destination?!?

  2. Inder said,

    December 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

    That would have been a rare and miraculous occasion for Joe too! He was never much of a napper, and now he’s pretty much given it up. I wish I had enjoyed his newborn arms naps more, now that they are in the distant past … Aw.

  3. kvetchmom said,

    December 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    There is nothing sweeter than a nap lap, especially with a kiddo who is always on the go! What a great memory!

  4. maria said,

    December 30, 2011 at 8:16 am

    what a joy to hold a little miracle in your arms!

    • December 30, 2011 at 8:23 am

      Yea. It seems like he may not fit so easily into our arms that much longer. We’d better make the most of these opportunities while they last!

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