Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Midnight Sentiments

Alone time with my husband is a scarcity.  For this reason, we tend to stay up late.  We talk, or watch a movie, or play a game, and sometimes things get really exciting and we fold laundry.  I tell you, ours is an exciting and riviting life.

Last night we returned from a family party late.  I hurried to get the kids to bed and Jeffrey and I decided to watch Avatar: The Last of The Air Benders a Nickelodeon cartoon.  It ended around 12:00 and I stumbled to my feet and down the dimly lit hall.  As I passed Keith's door, I saw a faint light from under his door.  I sighed and opened his door rouing the day he learned how to turn on the television.  He figured out how to put movies on, and often in the mornings we would find him happily watching a movie and waiting for us to let him out.  As I opened the door and glanced at his bed, his eyes were wide open.  He smiled and said "Hi, Mommy."

I turned off his television and went over to his bed to tuck him in.  The silly boy had been awake the whole night!  I couldn't believe it.  He begged for a story.  I curled up next to him, stroked his hair and began the story of Jack and The Beanstalk.  In no time his breathing became slow and even.  I moved to leave the room.

"No, Mommy.  Stay here."

His little hand reached out from under his bear and touched my arm.  I rustled his hair, kissed his sleepy eyes and left the room.

This morning after feeding Faye, I got up to let Keith out of his room.  As I was walking away, I heard "M-m-m-mommy."  Absolutely made my day.  She said it two other times today, too.  My little baby is talking! 

On another note, Keith was looking up my nose today {not sure why} and said "What's up there?  Do you have doggies up there?  Kitties in your nose?  What is in your nose?"

It is official, my kids are perfect for me.  Lots and lots of smiles and laughs going on in this home.
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