Monday, May 18, 2009

Sleepy.



We're a church going family. It's hard to get up in the morning, hard to get the girls looking decent, but we attend every Sunday. Most Sundays, during the last two hours of church, Jake takes care of Lillie while I'm busy in Primary.

Yesterday when church was over, I gathered my books, children, scraps of paper and headed out to the foyer and waited. Jake was not at our meeting place. A long 20 minutes passed full of the older girls running around an empty chapel, Ruby jumping on the couch in the foyer before I could catch her and tons of other shenanigans. I began to really stretch my imagination of where Jake could be. See, he's not the kind to chat it up after the meetings. He gets out of there as fast as he possibly can.

So I walked down the hall. I listened for his voice. The building was practically empty by now. A few voices came around the corner, I looked, nope, not him. I started opening a few doors only to find empty classrooms. I stopped short at the end of the hall at the Mother's Lounge. I hesitated, wondered if there was any chance... I opened the door slowly.

The sight will forever be etched into the inside of my skull. Jake, on one of the recliners, hunched over, snoring, with Lillie asleep against his chest. I stopped and stared with my mouth wide open for ten seconds, just enough time for Jake to sense my presence and blink his eyes open wildly.

20 minutes, people.

Get. Real.

19 comments:

Lotti said...

What a lovely story .... that is just gorgeous.

Lisa said...

That is SO funny!

The Hones said...

That was the best story ever. I want to show Aaron cause it is so hilarious but i'm afraid he'll get some ideas. you know.

The Hones said...

That was the best story ever. I want to show Aaron cause it is so hilarious but i'm afraid he'll get some ideas. you know.

vicky said...

the MOTHER'S LOUNGE??? Where women go to breast feed their babies? WOW! He knows how to make church exciting!

Sharry said...

i love jake...

Team Bowers said...

That's hillarious!! i wonder what mom's though when they walked in and saw a man napping in there...

Leanne said...

Sarah I love your stories! That was pretty funny when he walked down the hallway rubbing his eyes. The "get. real." at the end just makes the entire thing more funny.

Latisha said...

Great story, Sarah!!

cowgurs said...

oh i really liked that story :). jake is so bold to dare go into that dungeon.

Lindsey said...

LOL!!! I love this story-esp. since he was in the MOTHER'S LOUNGE!

Megan said...

NO WAY! Are you for reals? That cracks me up!
When I'm looking for my husband at church I usually have to call him because he's gone home for lunch. You've got a good man there, Sarah!

Lynnie said...

dang - our secret is out among the men now. I nap in there almost every sunday but I have yet to find anyone other than the 10 yr old girls hiding in there. But ours is inside of the womens bathroom so maybe that would deter him? any which way, i'm pretty impressed!

Jennifer said...

haha! I love it! I remember going in there with Abby a few times and he'd be in there hanging out. He'd jump up and leave though as soon as we came in. Why not sit in there if no one was using it?!

It's a good thing I have Primary or I might have been tempted to sleep in there with Abby too...when she was little.

Clarke and Kamie said...

ah ha! I am laughing! hilarious. good thing you are blogging these things so you can remember them.

Kristie said...

Don't you wish you had your camera?

Did Jake make lunch while you had your nap after church?

Lillie said...

no way. That was like the best story ever.

Jessie said...

sosilly

Jamie said...

what a great picture! i love your hair. i'm thinking i'll be going shorter here soon.