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4 AM... 0-400... 4 o’clock

by Darcy Rasmussen

She has kicked me awake for the nth time tonight, but this time she has the look that says I’m not going back to sleep. We gaze up at the dark ceiling together, she babbling about her day or her dreams; I desperately wishing for the escape of sleep, knowing that instinct will not allow it. I sing to calm her, sounding like an old Victrola as I run out of energy at the end of each phrase - she babbles on. There is a change that lets me know she’s ready, that she can be persuaded to resume her rest. Her body relaxes, her breathing deepens, she is an angel next to me. 5 AM... 0-500... 5 o’clock.

6S

Darcy Rasmussen is.

8 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

Sweet. She's in good hands.

Joe said...

A sweet six. Very well written.

Anonymous said...

RLS - Restless Leg Syndrome? There's a medicine for it.
Really - very nice
caccy46

Marie Mosley said...

I'm guessing restless toddler syndrome. I've been there... oh boy have I been there....

Lisa M said...

Yeah, I immediately thought of all the long nights when one of my kids slept between me and my husband! Great job :)

Darcy said...

For the record, those of you thinking of little ones are correct -- good guess.

Anonymous said...

aweSOME. A slam dunk, Darcy. Excellent. ~Jennifer W.

Darcy said...

Thanks to all for you kind words. I look forward to hearing more from the community on future posts...Good Rob willing!