Monday, September 17, 2007

Reflection

I adjusted my mirror today, on our way home.

Their heavy little heads leaned slightly towards each other. Little eyes heavy with a day of learning wonderful new things. Their faces a mess from an afternoon spent outside. Mouths sagging into frowns, but content and peaceful.

"Did you have a good day?" I ask.

They barely muster an answer. I see a slight nod.

Their faces are happy, but tired.

Another Monday gone by.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Kayla has been falling asleep just about 800 every night...sometimes while I'm still reading to her! Guess having no nap on school days really tires her out!

nikkis30by30 said...

Zachary has been the same pile of goo when he gets home from preschool. It's bittersweet. I love every minute of it!!!

nikkis30by30 said...

Sorry... just got caught up (again). Mason David!!! He is being NAUGHTY?!?! Not little Mason!!! He is such a good little peanut. This HAS to be a phase! Was there a "sad note" today?!?

Jacqniel said...

So sweet. I can just picture them. Makes me want to hug them!

Beck said...

Aw, sweet sleepy little children...

Mad Hatter said...

I love rear-view mirror glimpses. It's not often that we can look at our children without their knowing. Their unselfconsciousness is beautiful.

Jenifer said...

I love watching them too...mine are rarely quiet though so those moments really ARE special.

Jenifer said...

I love watching them too...mine are rarely quiet though so those moments really ARE special.

Aliki2006 said...

I love this! Those are the moments--those brief glimpses that make you feel so good and warm inside.

Mimi said...

What a nice 'reflection'--isn't it comforting to see them just zonked out from having a full fun day?