The kids spend their evenings playing quietly upstairs and, at some point, retire to the air mattress and fall asleep. Before we go to bed, we get them situated into their preferred sleeping arrangement. This is what we found on one night (apparently the lighting wasn’t so good for this picture but it’s too cute not to post). Yes, this is Elijah asleep on top of sleeping Sadie. They both appeared comfortable but we were left to wonder what caused this situation.
Elijah informed us very matter-of-factly (upon seeing the picture the next day) that it is only after trying to awaken Sadie (yes, sometimes by getting on top of her) that he comes to get me to cuddle him as he falls asleep. Apparently he was so tired this night that he didn’t get to the part where he summons me. Hmm. Elijah is encouraged to request my cuddles in lieu of laying on Sadie.