A Little Voice in the Dark



“Hi. Hi. Hi. Doggy. Owl. Hoo hoo. Hi.”

My wife and I roll over. Our son is up. His voice has become a pleasant alarm-clock on our holiday as we all sleep in the dark basement of my parents’ house. He’s saying hello to the dog lamp next to his crib and to the owl bookends in the distance on the bookshelf.

“Hi son. Good morning.  Did you have a good sleep?”

“Hi. Doggy. Owl. Hoo hoo.”


“Daddy. Doggy. Hi.”

“Hi son. Hello doggy and owl.”





[Lights on]

Here’s our alarm-clock in “Hi” vs “Hi” mode:


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