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Not Nappeding

Harold  managed to stay awake all the way through Sesame Street, though most of his classmates were asleep within minutes.  After Sesame Street, he managed to stay awake through an entire Enya CD.  Then I told him it was time to get up and asked him to put his blanket and sleeping mat away.  I worked my way around the room waking children.  When I got back to my starting point, there was Harry, sound asleep.


OC just finished his last concert of the season.  I am relieved, he is sad.  Tomorrow is the last day of school until next year.  I am relieved!  I need sleep.

In the last several days I have taken over 300 photographs.  Please be patient, I’ll be back soon.  In the meantime, I have a post up at O’Ceallaigh & The Quill.  If you haven’t seen it pop on by.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. 300?! *gulp* You’re not going to show them ALL to us at once are you??? This reminds me of going to friends houses for slide shows! LOL! Break out the popcorn! I do hope you got a picture of Harry not nappeding!

  2. Melli — I’ll spread them out over the four blogs. Promise.

    Doug — indeed. I fear I will fall asleep on the job and the inmates will take over.

    Polona — Harry is an interesting child. He most always has us smiling or shaking our heads.

    Brian — relax, many are of my students and can’t be shared.

  3. haha, just like a kid, huh…..well, even the hold outs get sleepy eventually. So can you just let him sleep or is the class structured to the point that he has to sleep when it is time. I have forgotten the exact ages of the kids, but they are under five, aren’t they? Precious age, but lots of work….time consuming and patience. That is what makes it so darn tiring………I suppose, you always got to be on your toes…….:)

  4. I wonder if he would have gone off to sleep on his own if you’d left him to his own devices while he was calm. It’s a fine line.

    300 photos? You HAVE been busy!

  5. I’m with Doug… I read “Enya” and almost fell asleep reading the post. I could easily fall asleep at my desk right now. And yet, I’m sure to be up late tonight. Oh well.

    Merry Christmas!!!!

  6. Nea — nap time ends about 15 minutes before the bus rolls in to take them home. That’s just enough time to get them bathroom-ed and tidied.

    Mumma — he was left to his own devices. We have 14 children presently. At nap time Sesame Street is turned on to calm them down. Sometimes several of them watch it all the way through. Afterward we plug in a lullaby CD and usually everyone drifts off. We cannot leave the room silent. There are still 4 adults in the room working and talking softly. Plus it is a school with the regular hall noises, bells, intercoms and such. The music is actually a noise mask. Harry usually goes to sleep instantly, or not all all. He’s never been one of the “in between” kids.

  7. Oh! Of course you were, Mumma. You couldn’t know that we’ve already discovered such things only keep Harold wakeful. He needspeace, quiet and zero stimulation. Usually, when he wants to sleep, he puts his covers over his head.

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