The Sleeper

July 10th, 2009

The Sleeper - Kids

Making pillow-top mattresses and 600 thread-count sheets look really stupid.

(submitted by Michael)

73 Responses to “The Sleeper”

  1. Will says:

    heck, I still do this in the board room during lunch hour *lol*

  2. Jules says:

    I don’t see the “precious” or “adorable” as much as I see “pretty flippin’ spooky”.

  3. Sanz says:

    He is going to make sure he gets the free toy out of the cereal box! First to the table, first to the toy.

  4. LINDA says:


  5. Sarah says:

    I remember doing this when I was little. it wasn’t all that uncomfortable. cushions on the chairs and all it was kind of cozy.

  6. Kathy says:

    Wow! I thought I would laugh through some photos, but when you see one from your family, it’s no longer funny…

    Thank you Mike for sharing this with the rest of the world.

  7. Murph says:

    “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10…..ready or not, here I come!!” After two hours of searching the house, the family called 911 trying to find out where little Jimmy could’ve gone. This is also the same family that hides Easter eggs and notices a foul stench in early June with those four missing hard-boiled eggs still running amuck against the air conditioning unit outside.

  8. yvonne says:

    My 3 year old granddaughter fell asleep at the diningroom table, just like this little guy, except her mom, her aunt and I went on an extensive hunt throughout the house, looking in all my granddaughters favorite hiding spots. It wasn’t until I caught a glimpse of pink at the back and under the table cloth that the search was off.
    Graycee slept there for another 2 hours as she was comfy and complained when we tried to move her.

  9. Syd says:

    My mom has taken pictures of me sleeping off good days and special occasions, from random naps 5 year olds take, me on the Sunday after senior prom and as recently as my last trip home (I’m a college grad and live 800 miles from home). I have been told they will all be appearing at my wedding.

  10. craftegirl says:

    Poor kid, get him a Serta!

  11. Melissa says:

    I think he’s waiting on the serving spoons at Marnie’s house.

  12. Cait says:

    Not awkward. Adorable.

  13. Steven Bradshaw says:

    Standard cold war procedure.

  14. David says:

    Yes, the hand check aspect is the awkward aspect. Otherwise the picture is fantastic. Actually not “otherwise.” The picture is fantastic, and his siblings/cousins/whoever razzed him about his hands.

  15. Anna says:

    Hell, I still do this.

  16. Sarah says:

    Actually I did that as a kid too. That’s pretty comfy. My parents called the police because they thought I was missing. The state troopers, local police the newspaper my dad worked for and various neighbors showed up. A trooper and my mom both pulled chairs out to sit and take a description only to find the chairs wouldn’t move. I fell asleep on the chairs waiting for dinner. No one thought to look under the table before calling the police. Awkward……

  17. What in the World? says:

    Soooo adorable!

  18. Bernardo says:

    He’s just playing the classic game “hide-and-sleep”

  19. Maya B says:

    There are days when this could be me under my desk at work…

  20. emm says:

    under the table and dreaming—isnt that a dave matthews album?

  21. Cegi says:

    This is precious!

  22. c3 says:

    haha, can’t find me here

  23. CRU says:

    Boy when jr say’s he can drink you under a table.

  24. demJustJokes says:

    Back in day, Atomic bomb threats took a lot of energy out of children.

  25. Leghound says:

    Visions of compound bows and hand check were posted too close together for comfort.

  26. Gina says:

    I did this too! I would use the dining room table chairs too.

  27. mjd says:

    “While visions of compound bows danced in his head”

  28. rifraf66 says:

    What no compound bow???!!!!

  29. Marianne says:

    I used to do this….our kitchen table had benches, not chairs and I remember telling my mom that the bench was more comfortable than my bed…. It must just feel like a very safe place, under the kitchen table.

  30. Pippa says:

    That kid doesn’t look real!? ….

  31. springjack says:

    My grandmother had those exact chairs.

  32. Molly says:

    What a cutie!

  33. Jeneva says:

    So cute!!

  34. Skipping Lunch says:

    Hide and Seek, the other perspective.

    Brings memories of family gatherings, where we older cousins were told to tolerate and entertain the younger ones.

    “Hey you guys! Let’s play hide and seek – big kids against the little kids”

    They’d go off to hide, and we’d go off somewhere else………

  35. nichole says:

    hand check!

  36. Justin says:

    He looks like a mannequin for GAP Kids or possibly a young crash test dummy!

  37. Kerry says:

    This kid, apparently, takes after Grandma in the ‘Head of the Family’ picture.

  38. Dancin' Homer says:

    this kid rocks

  39. Tocsnai says:

    The stains, the particleboard table bottom, and the folding chairs all indicate maybe late 50′s or early 60′s. I wish we could see the details on those PJs to recognize whatever pop phenomenon is involved, here.

  40. I was so thankful to not see gum stuck underneath the tabletop…thought for SURE there’d be at least one piece…

  41. Jenny says:

    I think this pic is very cute. The only thing awkward is the staining on the edges. Acid-free photo albums are a blessing.

  42. Modine says:

    Is that a vinyl seat? His little face is probably stuck to the seat. You’d think waking up suddenly would really hurt. And then there is the potential for the head smack on the table top. Oh, the suspense…what happened when he woke up?

    • Snowrider says:

      Oh yeah…..the suspense is great! Little sister should sneak up and startle him awake. Is there something besides his ear on the side of his head? I love the circa 1962 kitchen….memories…

  43. ballfour says:

    In the next, yet to be disclosed photo, we see the gruesome results of Grandma deciding to have a seat in the kitchen to enjoy her afternoon tea.

  44. laurie says:

    Nothing like laying your head down where one’s butt usually goes!

  45. tami says:

    Mom threaten Johnny that he could leave the table to go to bed, until AFTER he finished his peas….

    Little johnny got them.. who needs a bed? Johnny not only got a great night sleep, but he never ate his peas!!

  46. Patrick says:

    As Opie Taylor said “That’s adventure sleepin’”.

  47. Julie says:

    This is actually cute! I realize that this is at home, but who hasn’t done this at least once as a child, especially at some family event, like a wedding

  48. Tatjanna says:

    Lol! that’s adorable!

  49. Kirsten Voss Nelson says:

    Now that little Jack is tucked into bed, let’s let the party begin.

  50. deschanel says:

    new kind of uncomfortable

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