As soon as I read the prompt my mind jumped to an image of my husband and granddaughter.
Sitting on hard bleachers with no back support for extended periods is never thrilling or exciting. So, why would someone stay in place any longer than necessary? For the love of a sleeping child.
At 14 months-old the anticipation of her father receiving his doctorate was exhausting. Or, maybe it was just way past her nap time. Whatever the reason, she fell asleep in grandpa’s arms and him, not wanting to disturb her, sat in the seats for several minutes after graduation ended and the crowd had disbursed.
What a sweet baby. And what a loving grandpa.