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Bedtime Stalling

10 Nov

Last night Jared, Aleah, Sophi and I were hanging out in Aleah’s room.  Jared was wrestling with the girls and I was sitting in the rocking chair taking in the scene.

I remember when I was a little girl appreciating the time with my parents before bed.  I remember doing whatever it took just to get another minute of awake time.  We would be little angels and treat every second was like it was a gift.  As soon as they said it was time for bed we would have to stop our goofing off and head to our beds.

I can see Aleah doing this same thing.  Doing whatever it takes to milk every last second of playtime.

The girls were in their pajamas with teeth brushed.  There was nothing else to do except play before we called it a night.

The time before bed is some of the most precious we have.  It is far too easy to throw on the pjs and put the kids in bed, and sometimes that is about all we can handle.  But I am going to say that those nights where we do allow the stalling to happen are the best nights.