Saturday, May 27, 2006


I'm brought up from deep sleep by the weight of something on my chest. I still haven't opened my eyes when I hear it, the wee voice of my three year old.

"Mommy, I'm awake. Are you awake or asleep? Pick one."

I mumble, "Asleep," and feel his weight shift as he lays back down, his head nestled in the crook of my arm. His face is angled up toward mine, and his breath is still the sweet of the very young.

1. Dull with sleepiness; sluggish.
2. Produced or characterized by sleepiness.
3. Inducing sleepiness; soporific.
"drowsy." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 27 May. 2006.