Just a Little More Time

The boys didn’t want to go to bed and were up to their usual antics in the attempt to prolong the inevitable.

After a long day, I often just want them to go to sleep already! Lately, though, it’s been hitting me hard that our babies aren’t babies anymore. Our youngest turns five next month.

I love watching them grow, but it hurts too. I suppose that a part of my heart will always ache with the longing for what was. Life really is like a mist that is here and gone. Perhaps it’s that realization that has caused me to pause a little longer to relish the present.

The moments pass too quickly. Yes, I’m tired at the end of the day and ready for bed. But I also don’t want it to end.

So tonight we had an epic pillow fight. Screams and laughter filled the room as pillows went flying every direction.

In a way, the boys won as they managed to stay up past the bedtime hour.

What they don’t know is that I won too. Just a little more time before bed….a few minutes more before they wake up a little older.

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