Sweet dream kisses

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Drift away on a sailboat of wishes,
O’er a stardust sea.
Silver moon lights the way
To a land of sweet dream kisses.
Close your eyes, count to three.
Tomorrow we shall play.

The Trifextra challenge this weekend is: tell a children’s bedtime story in exactly 33 words

  1. Ohhh, gorgeous! I absolutely love this, Tara. I’m adding it to my list of “Trifextra pieces to read to my boys before bed.”

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  2. I can imagine a parent singing this to their child. Lovely.

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    1. Please don’t imagine me singing, it would scare all the babies.

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  3. It’s soo pretty and lovely!

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    1. Thank you Miss Hannah, so glad you liked it.

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  4. Lovely! Such a great feel to this, Tara. I might just read it to myself at bedtime. 🙂

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    1. Oh, please do, Suzanne! Sweet dreams…

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  5. Ohhh, I love a kiss before bedtime. This one was as sweet as the ones I place on tiny temples before the zzzz’s.

    On the eve of kindergarten, I loved this one best. 🙂

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    1. Your little men are going to rock kindergarten. I can’t wait to hear all their new stories.

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  6. I especially love the first three lines. Well done, Tara!
    -Alicia Audrey

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    1. Thank you, Alicia. Those were my favorite too.

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  7. This is totally fairy tale-esque! It was peaceful and hopeful and lulling. And the end’s promise is perfect for anyone but especially for a sweet child. Miss this tucking in business!!!

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    1. The babies do grow up so fast… Thanks for your wonderful comment, Gina.

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  8. Ohhhh. So sweet and lovely. Perfect.

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    1. Thanks De, I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. These words make it impossible not to see a little chubby cheeked kid being tucked in by a loving parent, it’s just beautiful with just a little magic thrown in 😉

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  10. Calming and soothing, which is what you want.

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    1. Bedtime should be quiet and easy, even when it isn’t. Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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  11. Sweet story. The promise of play is something to look forward too.

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    1. Even for Big Kids like us. Thanks, Janna.

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  12. So beautiful and heartwarming. The promise of more fun tomorrow makes it easier to surrender to sleep, I think. A lovely little tale!

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    1. When our kids were young, and we had special plans, we’d tell them ‘two more sleeps’ or ‘one more sleep’ and getting them to bed in anticipation of a day of fun, was much easier.

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    1. Thanks, so glad you stopped by.

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  13. I really want to start playing today… This poem is like my life! Really, it is! And tomorrow I return to it, so I guess it’s true that I will only start to play tomorrow. How did you know? 😉

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    1. I can easily imagine that your life on the sea is like a fairytale.

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  14. Sailboat of wishes and stardust sea-now that is dreamy! Lovely 33 words!

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    1. Thanks Valerie. This is what I try to think of when I go to sleep…. instead of bills and dirty laundry.

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  15. I think that this is very much what those who issued this weekend’s challenge were hoping would emerge. Very sweet, gentle and utterly lovely. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Tom! I was worried because is was more a nursery rhyme than a story.

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