Sing me to sleep

February 25, 2013
Did your mother sing you to sleep when you were a baby? 
I don’t remember if mine did or not, 
although if she did, it would be memorable,
since she couldn’t carry a tune in a basket. 
Indulge me for a moment:
Close your eyes.
Breathe in, deeply, and out.  Do this several times.

Then, visualize someone you love gently singing you to sleep. 
 That safe, warm feeling of being enveloped in a soft, fluffy cloud of love.
Who is that person?
How are they holding you?
How does it feel?
Can you make out what they are singing?
I think this must be the cure for insomnia.
Or at the very least, some beautiful dreams.

Yep. Babies have it made.

5 comments on “Sing me to sleep
  1. Chloe says:

    In a parenting book I once read at a time in the way distant past when I had babies to wake up and feed, it talked about treating those late night feedings as a sort of date. The author suggested popping some popcorn and putting on a favorite movie and cuddling up to your baby instead of staring at the clock and bemoaning your lost sleep.

    The point the author made, that was NOT lost on me, is that babyhood is such a short period of time in the life of your child, and that before you know it your baby will want your car keys and not care anymore for spending the middle of the night cuddled up with you.

    Now you’ve brought that concept full circle. Instead of lamenting and feeling sorry for myself, I could try treating myself to some kindness and gentleness when I wake up in the middle of the night.

  2. What a lovely thought. I’m going to try this the next time I’m up in the wee hours.

    Such a comfy post!

  3. Ruth Curran says:

    Oh my… slightly teary, but cleansing breath to push me through the rest of the day! Thank you Carol for the beautiful moment!

  4. Anonymous says:

    ahhhh i remember those days with my kids!

  5. Ellen Dolgen says:

    oh, i remember those days!

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