Lesson 1075 – Just rest your eyes

Getting young chicks to take a nap always took some of my best negotiation skills. When told that it was nap time, the first thing out of their mouths was always “But MOOOOM, I’m not tired!”

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To which I always replied, “You don’t have to take a nap, you just need to rest your eyes.”

They’d usually agree to at least try with the predicted follow up of “I’m not tired. I’m going to stay awake, you’ll see.”

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“No worries,” I’d assure them, “you don’t have to sleep, you just need to go to your room, be quiet, and give those beautiful eyes of yours a little rest.”

It worked every time.

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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3 responses to “Lesson 1075 – Just rest your eyes

  1. Alyssa Maston

    now they sleep way too much!

    • Wendy Thomas

      you got that right chick-a-Dee!

      On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 2:51 PM, Lessons Learned from the Flock wrote:

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  2. Suddenly Jamie (@suddenlyjamie)

    That’s just about the sweetest thing ever.🙂

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