Tuesday, November 30, 2010

With Eyes Wide Open


Sleeping Beauty

He kept putting his head down on the desk. That's what teenaged boys do after lunch, when the carbs kick in and the heat kicks on.

She kept trying to get his attention, to no avail.

"OK, Mister," she sighed. "If you want to sleep, you can try it, sitting up. I refuse to be an enabler!"

She took away his desk. He sat there, ramrod straight in a plastic classroom chair, both feet on the ground. A goofy puppy, who hadn't quite adjusted to his new environs.

"You move, and I'll give you a zero," she cautioned. She then relocated his desk to the other side of the room.

He sat there, non-committal. Stretched. Yawned. Stared straight ahead.

Still asleep. With eyes wide open,.

22 comments:

Krystal said...

poor guy:)

Courtney said...

that's impressive though :)
and i totally sympathize with the post-lunch nappies!

faerwillow said...

~oh my goodness...sorry can't help but laugh...i can remember once being in history and try as i might to stay awake...i simply could not...to a class full of alert kids this day!!! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Jeanie said...

Funny and a little sad. That teenage need for sleep is hard to overcome, especially when they are stuck in school.

yonca said...

OhMy..poor guy! I don't have a teen yet, but i remember once my son fell asleep when he's doing his homework and somehow he was holding his pencil tight when I tried to take it out of his hand:))

EG Wow said...

Great description! I can see it all. :)

Susie said...

Sounds like someone needs to go to bed earlier!!

Yankee Girl said...

That is exactly how I slept when I was in school! Sometimes it just couldn't be avoided.

JennyMac said...

poor sleepy boy! lol.

chubskulit said...

Hahaha, he badly need a nap!

My Ruby Tuesday, have a nice day!

carma said...

ahh yes, the teenage boy. I am very familiar with the species as it is next to impossible to wake my son up each morning

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I swear I do that every time I go to the movies. And I'd get away with it too, if it wasn't for the snoring.

Kristin said...

He's a problem solver...No desk...No problem! HA!

Mister Teacher said...

This is why you make them STAND up, not just SIT up without a desk... Very difficult to fall asleep standing...

The Blonde Duck said...

I remember that feeling...

Dishesdone said...

Poor kid! I know exactly how he feels, LOL!

quilly said...

I know how he feels. I have a hard time at that hour, too, and I have all my life!

Debbie said...

I'm not a teenage boy but I think I could do that some afternoons myself!

Young Wife said...

Ha, ha! I swear that could have been my brother.

Tara R. said...

I'm still laughing! Bless his little cherub heart.

Alexander said...

hahaha... good description!

Alexander
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Tracy P. said...

I LOVE this! The words captured it even better than the picture.

There was a guy in my geology class in college who, if my memory serves me correctly, tried to keep his head propped up with his pen. But to no avail. Weirdest thing to watch. Why he sat on the front row, I can't imagine. Narcolepsy???

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