Isn't there something truly magical about a sleeping child?
When my kiddos were little(r) Chase was puzzled about the "sleep" forming in the corners of his eyes. I began to describe it with the story of the "Sand Man." But I realized that the idea of a Sand Man coming into a toddlers' room at night may not be the best thing to think about upon falling asleep. So I told him of the "Sand Fairy," a tiny fairy who brings sand to us while we sleep to help our eyes stay closed. As the (revised) story goes, the Sand Fairy brings along this magical sand, but somehow the story got lost in translation. Chase decided that the "sleep" in his eyes was actually called Sand Berries (from the Sand Fairy, of course). To this day, I can correct him because it's too darn cute.
Here are some sweet memories of my sleeping angels. Look close enough and you might even see the sand berries.