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.