Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another Reason to Love a Grandma

My four children have never been great sleepers. It began when the first child was born and decided that there was so much more to life than sleeping. That message was passed along to each of her three younger brothers and left me absolutely exhausted.

I would call my mom and complain and she would say,
"Bring them to Kentucky. They'll sleep here."

We would pack up and spend the day traveling and when we arrived I would warn again,
"They never sleep through the night."

My mom would cuddle up with her grandbabies and begin to rock, and then sleep would win.

And, yes, they always slept through the night.



Those babies are well on their way to growing up now, but they still say there's no sleep as wonderful as a Kentucky sleep.


16 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shot of your mom and babe. What a nice memory too!

Mental P Mama said...

Love this.....

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a great photo! So that's what the secret to a good night's sleep is. I've never been a good sleeper. Maybe I need to move to Kentucky!

From Tracie said...

So very sweet!

The Incredible Woody said...

Awww, how sweet is that! Brings tears to my eyes:)

claudia said...

I love that picture. It is so sweet! Thank God for Grandmas!

Daffy said...

I love the memories infused with a photograph! This one is so precious.

Betty said...

Such a special picture you got there. Grandma´s are just precious and somehow have more nerves for kids that don´t sleep. Mine were that way too.

Kristin - The Goat said...

Thankfully once I fall asleep I tend to stay asleep, but falling asleep sometimes is tough. How very interesting that your kids slept through the night in KY. Grandma's house must have had a calming affect on them. Love the photo :)

jojo said...

so far all my grandgirl does is sleep and I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with me...I hope that changes!

Sue said...

As a proud grandma, I loved reading this!

=)

Steph said...

Very sweet story!

Susan said...

I love that picture! It doesn't get any sweeter than that!

leigh said...

Wow, what a touching post!

Mrs4444 said...

Awww...That reminds me of Grandpa4444, who always had the babies sleeping on his big, warm chest. Sweet.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

What a sweet grandma. May I have her please?