January 21, 2004

Night Moves

I remember as a child getting into my parents' bed in the middle of the night. I almost always got in on my dad's side. I don't know why. Perhaps because he was the heavier sleeper and there was generally a little sliver of mattress available. When my brother got to that age, he generally took the middle.

I am older than most of my generation in experiencing for the first time the other side of this universal parent-child phenomenon. Now that Aidie is in his big boy bed, he inevitably makes the trek to ours. If it is too early in the evening, i.e., before Mrs H can't be bothered to either cajole or drag him back to his room, he faces the threat of being moved into the cot. If it is late enough, he generally get his way.

He takes after my brother in insisting on the middle. This way he makes sleep difficult for both of his parents. He also doesn't understand that just because he is quite wakeful quite early, not everyone else is, so standing up and jumping around isn't always appropriate.

I'd like to offer some sort of deep spiritual analogy or devotional commentary at this point, like so many of my blogging friend would do, but I'll just leave you with the facts and you can do that bit for yourselves.

Posted by david at January 21, 2004 11:52 PM | TrackBack

Not to change the subject or anything....but this is very nice!

Posted by: Karl Thienes at January 22, 2004 02:44 AM

I edited your comment to make it clickable, and yes, it is very nice! I'm just wondering who told David Mills about me.

Posted by: David Holford at January 22, 2004 09:42 PM

Very nice! A well deserved tip o' the hat David.

Posted by: aaron at January 22, 2004 09:57 PM