Monday, June 14, 2010

How to not take a nap...

So...

I've been whining a little bit lately about how tired out I am from watching all three Grands three days a week.

Wednesday I was just tuckered out.

The girls were all playing Barbie with the Grandma's Helper Angel Girl and I told her, very quietly, I was going to go in my room and lay down for a little bit.

After about two minutes the littlest Grand showed up, book in hand and crawled on top of me to tell me she needed me to read to her.

13 seconds after that the oldest Grand showed up, with her own book in hand. Before long the middle Grand AND the Grandma's Helper Angel Girl all came back and soon we were all five laying the bed. I started singing the "There was five in the bed and the little one said, roll over, roll over..." song.

And that was the end.

No nap for Grandma.

But there was sure a lot of happy giggles from all five of us! Gosh, I'm lucky!

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57 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Love the pics Jenny....you are soooo Blessed!!!! Why is it that when we say we need to take a little nap...it never happens!!!

Have a great week sweet friend!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You are lucky...but I know you really are tired! Such a fun picture of all of you. I got my dad back home last night...and now the work begins. Hopefully, there will be an hour or two to brown the fat as a reward each day.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

In a word-Gorgeous.

Jen said...

What a great bunch of kids and a great grandma. They are so lucky to have you! What a fun afternoon...guess you'll have to nap on they days they are not there. :)

Terra said...

You are very lucky! The nap got crashed but by such a cute group...you couldn't possibly deny them!

Deb said...

fun....5 girls in the bed....

Wendy said...

Jenny,
Looks like you are making some wonderful memories with your grandkids!
I bet you are asleep at night before your head hits the pillow!!
Fun picutes :)
Wendy

ain't for city gals said...

Sheer delight from the look of the last pic...isn't DNA a wonderful thing?...peas in a pod...

Silke said...

Oh, I just love this post, Jenny! It's priceless and these moments are so much more important that that nap will seem. Lucky you!! Silke

Pixie said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwww ya'll are too cute!!

Spssst by the way, my blog is on the process of being switched over to the new layout, still a few lil tweaks but almost there!! YAY!

Aging Mommy said...

Lovely pictures - sorry you did not get your much needed rest! There is no getting away, not even to the bathroom.

Brenda said...

Too cute. Lucky grandma! Who needs sleep anyway?

5thsister said...

That is just too cute! Maybe you will get that nap in today...maybe.

summersundays-jw said...

It is such hard work but so worth it. Throw a boy into that mix & it really gets crazy. At least you have a helper. Hope you got a little rest in this weekend. Great pictures. Jan

My name is PJ. said...

How much fun was that!!?!! Your Grandma's helper looks just like she belongs in the family!!!!

Andrea said...

What a hoot Jenny! Sweet memories! I play the "close your eyes" game with my kids when I am tired. Whoever can keep their eyes closed the longest wins a prize. I usually win.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jenny Sweetie...
What a precious picture of love. I love the little faces, and I certainly remember that song. Roll over...Thank you for the memory.

I am still under lock and key for 3 weeks, but the Dr. did agree to let me start working from home next week. (I am running out of sick leave). I sleep 2 hours in the bed, and pretty much the rest in the recliner. I am trying to take it one day at a time. Thank you again for my fairies. I am going to try and create today or tomorrow. I had a bad weekend. I so wanted to go and see/hold the new grandbaby, but couldn't be there. Everyone has held him but me. It will be 3 more weeks. His Moma had a c-section so she cannot travel well either. He will be a month old before I get to smell that baby smell.

Thank you for making me smile this morning. I love it when you write. You have such a beautiful gift sweetie. Have a gorgeous week. Many hugs and so much love...Sherry

Linda said...

Just too cute! Love the photos! It's so sweet how you are a magnet to those kids, they love you!

Cassie said...

You are lucky indeed. I'm thinking those little girls a bit lucky too...you're a gem!

Diana said...

I absolutely love my naps Jenny, but I couldn't complain surrounded by all of that love! Love Di ♥

marie said...

You sure are lucky! But so are the "grands" and "angel girl"!! so are we ~ because you always share such fun posts with us.
Have a wonderful (restful) day!

Allie said...

Love the Reds!!! And the blondies too!!! I like your nap time!

Jeanie said...

That looks like the best "naptime" of all, and you have pictures suitable for framing.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, I rememeber those napping days...or lack of napping days.
Those girls are just too cute.
Who needs sleep anyway??? :) You of course!!!

Yankee Girl said...

That looks like a great reason to lose sleep!

cjschlottman said...

Jenny, Thanks for this precious post. Those of us who are grandmother's know just how you feel. It's a good kind of exhaustion, though, isn't it? The photos are wonderful - a permanent record of your "non-nap."

Sue said...

Looks like you might have to adopt Grandma's helper! (Or maybe you already have?)

What a cute bunch of little (and bigger) people.

=D

Bits-n-Pieces said...

and what could be better than that time together? nuffin!! that's what!

so fun!! somethings are worth being tired for!
xoxox

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lucky yes. But not every day, for this.

Grandma has to make "Rules." Auntie sezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

^_^

Marlene said...

Yes you are!! What a fun time!!!

Funny, unrelated story.

I have the speakers turned down on my computer. I just heard this ding coming from nowhere, and ran down the stairs thinking it was the doorbell. (I should have known better....the only time my dog EVER barks is when the doorbell rings - and he didn't bark.)

Imagine how foolish I felt when I came back up and discovered it was your sound track.

Mardell said...

Oh so precious! I don't know how you do it ~ I can barely keep up w/William. I can't imagine him times 3! God bless you sweet Jenny. :o)

Theresa said...

So sweet! Scoot over - I'm coming in! Have a great day J!

Tina said...

I'm a big fan of the nap as a necessity of motherhood. If you had to miss this nap, at least you had a parade of gorgeous redheads to share it with!

Jewel said...

Awww...How fun. Made me think of those days when my own daughter was young.

Country Dreaming said...

Looking like fun! You know what they say "no rest for the wicked."

:)

Melinda

Ms. Anthropy said...

I sure missed it when my grands stopped taking naps. Those little boogers can wear me out. (at least you were smiling)

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I know what you mean...so tired, need a nap...uh, okay...hey, this is fun! You're still tired, but you have yet another magic moment to remember forever.

Cheryl D. said...

There's always time to nap after you're dead! Enjoy your beautiful, sweet grandchildren! LOL!

Lindsay said...

hehe you should have changed the words to 5 in the bed and the grandma said.. until you got the bed to yourself ;-)

Sandy Shin said...

I love these pics! They look so precious, and it sounds like you had such a fun and happy time. :)

Together We Save said...

Wonderful pictures... how lucky they are to have you!!

Becca's Dirt said...

You are very much blessed. Wish I could spend time with my grandkids. Hope you have a good day. Becca

The Words Crafter said...

I love reading about the Grands-you crack me up :) We sing that song at daycare and use their names and crazy silly sounds for when they fall off the bed-the kids love it. Try hiding a pillow in the bathroom, along with a book, and casually remark that you're going potty and don't want to be disturbed...and lie quietly down in the tub...

The Words Crafter said...

I love reading about the Grands-you crack me up :) We sing that song at daycare and use their names and crazy silly sounds for when they fall off the bed-the kids love it. Try hiding a pillow in the bathroom, along with a book, and casually remark that you're going potty and don't want to be disturbed...and lie quietly down in the tub...

laterg8r said...

very lucky :D

guess you'll just have to learn how to sleep standing up like a horse LOL :D

mrs. c said...

What fun your grandkids are having! I think you need to make a summer journal and the girls need to write it and take photos...or do like I do with my pre-k class...LET THEM CREATE A BLOG! What fun they would have writing about all the fun things they do!

Theresa said...

Oh Jenny, I have been complaining today about the heat and how it has drained me! I DID take a little nap this afternoon and it sure felt good!

Love the pictures of you and those girls NOT getting a nap but having loads of fun!

Sweetest blessing of all! Hugs!

mbkatc230 said...

Jenny, I just love these pictures. I hope you can see me smiling clear from Texas :) After the last 9 days, I promise you I could sleep through all of these interruptions! But then look at all the fun I would have missed. You are blessed to have them and they are blessed to have you! Kathy

Pondside said...

Budge over - We're all coming in because it looks like a lot of fun!

KK said...

I understand! Enjoy now, nap later!

jfb57 said...

Such fun! I feel sorry for anyone chaps taking you lot on!

Serline said...

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Wanda said...

Oh my! Five females in the house!
Sweet story...you can nap tomorrow...there's always tomorrow!

♥...Wanda

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Now that's a happy ending!

Lourie said...

Awww you are such a good grandma!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

What beautiful granddaughters! Love the red hair too! Mine are blondies.

Mighty M said...

What a fun "nap". I bet you knew you weren't going to get much quality sleep with all those kids afoot!! :)