Since it was just him and his grandson he felt no embarrassment about admitting to sleeping with the bear even into his early thirties, and even to needing the bear within sight into his fifties. Brian had been propped up on his elbow the whole time. He decided that he too could use a little nap. Placing one hand gently on Shannon's stomach to insure the boy didn't fall off the bed, Brian rested his head on the pillow and soon drifted off.
So not only was Brian sleeping with the bear fro most of his life, he now can't manage a simple story without falling asleep. Maybe Grandma's old room at the retirement home is available.