Thursday, July 3, 2008
Sleep. Like a Baby?
You know the drill. I hated summers as a kid. I hated being home with hateful parents. I hated being locked in my room all day. Not allowed to play outside, not allowed to have friends over, not allowed to watch tv, play with toys, listen to music. We couldn't even have a snack during the day, for crying out loud.
I really enjoy letting my babes, for the most part, call the shots during summer. If we have no where to be the next day, I let my oldest two stay up as late as they want. My youngest has a bed time, and as long as Hannah and Ian are playing quietly. I let them be. My two year old is very demanding. She's after the kids all day for some thing, wants their attention, she assumes they are wrapped around her finger. I am happy to let them have a break, with out her. Of course when school time roles around they're off to bed at an early hour. My feeling is let them play while they can. So much responsibility is around the corner. I love watching them be kids. I also love the time spent with them in the evening. Playing cards, watching tv, giggling, snuggling before bed. It, my friends, is priceless.........
Ian, especially is a bed hopper. He switches bunks often. He'll sleep on the floor. He'll sleep on the couch. Doesn't look all that comfortable, does it?
And, Friends.... now for the best part. I just got up. It's 10:00 am. Un heard of in my house, let me tell you. But. I put Olivia in my bed at 7am this morning to snuggle. She fell back asleep. I. Did. Not. Move. Except to take this picture.
So you tell me. Mommy wars are a bunch of bull shit. They really are. I have enjoyed you lovely women rallying around me in my choices as a mother. It's a beautiful thing when we can do that for each other, as women. The plain simple truth is that there is no right answer. We're not all created a like, and we all have different needs. I feel happy and content being a home body - not all women enjoy that. There ain't nothing wrong with that, either. For me, or for her. The differences in our souls are what makes us beautiful. Let's continue to embrace each other.
And. You guessed it. I also got a job with OPRAH, too.