Monday, August 30, 2010

Sleeping Beauty


This is where you can find her . . . every afternoon at around 3:15.

Her days are long. Up at 4:30 a.m., home at 3:00 p.m., sometimes 4:00 if there's dance practice. And then there's homework, dance classes, youth group . . . once in a while she manages to hang out with friends.

I admire her -- how she fits it all in.

I think back to my own high school days and wonder "How did I do it?" I remember a similar
routine, and a napping place -- on the floor behind the door in my brother's room, next to the heater vent. I could sleep like the dead with that warm air blowing on my tired bones.

How I wish for a place like that now -- only not on the floor, my back wouldn't have it. I'd end up looking like a turtle that rolled onto it's shell.

2 comments:

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Aww...poor Claire! I remember those tiring high school years, but I also remember having about twenty times the energy that I do now, so maybe it wasn't as bad as I'm thinking.

Is she up that early for seminary? People in Utah have it so easy.

Jenni said...

a sleeping beauty she is!

high school is crazy and such an adjustment period, she will get the hang of it in no time, however, her comfy place doesn't look so bad, so if i had a place like that to go, i am not so sure i would want to get used to anything! in fact, is there room for two? what i wouldn't give to be able to curl up and take a little nap from my long day!!!!