Nap wars

Mar 16, 2011
As she sleeps in my arms, I wonder: who will she become?  Who will she fall in love with?  What will her dreams look like?  Will she have children?  What will she believe? It occurs to me that in this very →MORE...

Nov 11, 2010
Today is a much-needed lazy day in the Christensen home.  Breakfast today is avocado mixed with quinoa and some radishes on the side.  We are spending the morning gardening.  This means that I will pull weeds and my child will pull →MORE...

Sometimes I lay there as she sleeps, listening to her rhythmic breathing, smelling that scent I so adore, feeling her body warm against mine.  My fingers trace her curls, the soft curves of her cheeks, her still and chubby fingers.  The →MORE...

Sep 16, 2010
Three or four times recently, Charlotte has not only fallen asleep in the car, but also been so deeply asleep that I can unbuckle her, carry her inside, and lay her down on the bed without too significantly interrupting her nap.  →MORE...

Aug 26, 2010
It is morning and we are laying in bed, falling in love.  Where’s Charlotte?, I ask as I throw a sheet over her body.  She pulls it down, flashing a triumphant grin, and we laugh.  Again, she signs, again. Then we →MORE...