The anthem of every mother, I suppose.
So, lets do this day backwards. Seeing as how I just got the kids to bed. Just. I say at 10:33. Sigh. And this is even with turning down hyggelig with Keith. I felt terrible about that. I really wanted to. It has been such a long time since the boy and I have spent some one on one time together, but I just don't know how to fit it all in.
My mom called me tonight. She asked me to swing by her house and check on some things since she wasn't going to be home in time to do it. I left around 8, promised the kids that if they were asleep by the time I got home, I would take them for ice cream tomorrow. I got home a bit after 9, and no one was asleep. I had hoped, but I honestly didn't have high expectations. Because no one was there to force them. Because they are kids! I remember the very first time I stayed up all night because my parents were out of town. I was probably 15. It was exhilarating! And terrible. Did I mention how terrible? I was so tired, I couldn't handle it. My head hurt so much, but I had a point to prove! So I stayed up all night long. Because I could. Because I was a teenager, and that is how teen rebellion manifested itself in me.
Needless to say, no one was asleep. By the time we got ready for bed and had family prayer and got everyone into bed, it was well past 10. And all that was left was for the baby to be rocked to sleep. I love my time with him. I love the cuddles he gives. I love the way he gazes at me with those sapphire eyes and long black lashes. I love the trust and adoration in his eyes.
I think the baby is teething. He has been exceptionally fussy the past few days, and has had a runny nose. It just clicked today that is what must be going on. I am excited for him to have molars, finally! I am not excited, however, for the arduous process of teething. He has it tougher than any of my other kids ever did. But we cuddled for a while after church. He sat on my lap, and absolutely loves snapchat, so we spent about 10 minutes making faces at the camera, and he is just the cutest little puppy dog that ever lived! He figured out that if he opens his mouth, he can make the doggy lick, and so he does that with every single filter they have!
Good heavens I digressed there! My point was, Vince has a hard time sleeping at church, but it was such a tender mercy that he did so today, so that he was happy while I taught my lesson.
And that basically sums up my day, in reverse. The best part of it being Snapchat with Vinny. And that brings me back to now.
Please, if you know of any secrets to go get kids to bed quicker, I would love to hear them, because by 9 o'clock, I am beat!