These little souls, they hold the entire world, unbridled and unharnessed within the chambers of their hearts.
Children are as children do.
To really understand the napping situation, you have to know our family, and even then it’s feels just a bit over the top and unreal, even to me.
By nature, Theo and Beau are two of the most sensitive souls. When they aren’t running around full of energy and a gait like a match was lit under their rear, they long to be close to someone. Theo is never far from one of us, a companion and friend to each of us in a different way from the next.
Beau is tender and sensitive beyond his years. He’ll stop me in my tracks one moment from the quickness of his tongue, and the next he’ll be holding my hand, staring into my eyes saying “I luv you”.
Evangeline is still so new, but her dynamic is steady, sweet and inquisitive. She wants to know what is going on and to be a part of everything, her eyes darting from one person to the next, babbling and cooing and reaching for connection.
Naptime is a very calm, very quiet time in our home. The kids and Theo know what to expect, and they look forward to it. The rest and closeness of this ritual is as crucial to their well being as anything, and I’m inclined to think it’s even more so.
If they’re finding comfort and peace amongst each other, I can’t ask for anything more. I can hope for their sake that it continues as long as possible.