For one thing, there was no school today, so all the children were home. In the morning, they played hard, and worked hard, then ate a hearty lunch, but for some reason, they just did not want to settle down after lunch for their afternoon rest. As I varnished away, I could hear children talking out behind the building, obviously trying to sneak out of their nap. Somewhere I could hear one child crying, and I could see a few running up & down the stairs to their dormitories. Then I heard Riem wail, and I watched him climb down the stairs, still bawling his eyes out. Just about the same moment my can of varnish ran out, everything seemed to go silent. I walked over to the office, and this is what I saw....
|Three-year-old Riem (L) crashed out.|
Sek (R) is in that 'teenage-always-sleeping' phase
|In another building, six kids slept in reclining chairs|
|Brothers Rethy (L) and Raphy (R)|
|Sisters Narin (L) and Narong (R)|
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to structure time for a nap or a rest, it doesn't always work out, but when it happens all on its own, isn't it just grand?