Bed time with the children. . . it's always umm, let's just say a test of my patience at the end of a long day.
But sometimes I just have to smile and take it all in.
I can vividly remember my sister and me calling for my mom to come tuck us in at night. "All riiiiiiight mooooother, we're reeeeeadyyyyy", we would loudly announce in unison. I loved having my mom sit on my bed and talk as I would try to lengthen the good night ritual.
So it was with Mr. A tonight, my soon to be six year old.
Usually I ask, "What was the best part of your day?"
Tonight he had similar questions for me as well as the answers he thought most fitting.
And then he had to show me the surprise under his pillow.
(He's had a sense of humor from the "get-go"!)
"Look what I'm hiding so the brothers won't take them!"
("Bullets" to his Nerf gun)
"Let's count them!"
And at the feet of his bed??
His beloved "guns".
He's really "packin' the heat", huh?!
He loves to have his picture taken!
And I love to comply.
Finally after the many questions are answered and the final trip to the bathroom has been made, I say a final "Good Night, I love you."
And I hear the words every mom loves to hear,
"I love you too momma."
Hope it was a happy Tuesday,