Saturday, October 2, 2010

Don't Wake the Baby

He walked into the room half asleep without really thinking of his surroundings or the caution he should have taken. Inevitably, he knocked over the book which had been precariously placed on the edge of the table and it fell to the floor with a small but audible clatter.

A fierce “Sshhhh!” came from behind him and he turned to see his wife leaning over the crib of their new born, feverishly mussitating the words “I just got her to sleep!”

He held a finger to his lips and tiptoed back out of the room, careful not to breathe too loudly.