Sunday, December 28, 2008
Time with the boys
I am just sitting here trying to keep up on all that I have to do. It is 10:30 pm and I should be in bed. The boys had a rough night last night and were up a lot. I know it is because we got off schedule and they have be staying up late, but we have been having a lot of fun. Tonight, Jonny put them to bed at 7:00pm which is their normal bed time. I have a really hard time with putting them to bed that early. I like having some time with them after dinner. I can't image what I would do if I had to work out of the house until 5 and come home feed them dinner and put them to bed. There would be no time to enjoy them. Tonight after dinner we played basketball (Santa bought it for them) and air hockey (another gift from Santa). It was so much fun. The other night after dinner we played Flippin Frogs (which is harder than you might think) and read a couple of books. If I didn't have time with them all day and had to put them to bed so early I would be really sad. It must be hard on families to fit in quality time when you work so much. Although I have noticed some people just can't be with their kids for any length of time. Even though mine drive me nuts (see earlier post) I wouldn't have it any other way. They grow up too fast, this time is just too precious.
I sat snuggling my sleeping Zachy tonight. Jonny kept telling me to put him to bed. I just couldn't set him down. It won't be long and he will be too big to hold when he is asleep. So I just held on tight, kissed and hugged him as he slept. These special moments wash away all the toughness of the day.