Friday, July 16, 2010

A Family Tradition

Once upon a time, a family ventured out into the forest and found a little cabin. No one was home so they decided to stay there for a while. After the mother and father helped all of their happy children get settled into the cozy cabin they sat down to rest. Later that evening when it was time for all the happy children to go to sleep the parent saw that since Baby Brother was sleeping in the baby bed they brought, there was no place for Baby Sister to sleep. So the mother pulled a drawer out of the dresser she found in the cabin and tucked her sweet new baby into the drawer. As she looked down at her tiny daughter snuggled in the drawer she realized that at some time during her years of being a mother she had tucked all six of her children into a drawer to sleep. Several had their turn sleeping in their uncle's drawer when they were visiting their grandmother. One had slept in a drawer at a hotel in Mississippi. The mother even remembered her little sister sleeping in a drawer from her college dormitory dresser when her mother brought her to visit for the weekend.
The mother realized that this sleeping in dresser drawers was almost a family tradition but most of all she thought there was nothing more darling than a little pink baby tucked in to sleep in a drawer.


The WoodLand School said...

I love this!
Legend has it in my family that my mom slept in a dresser drawer in my grandparents' closet for the first few months of her life! I'm glad to hear my family isn't the only one to appreciate the bed-like-qualities of drawers :-)

Kristin said...

Love it!