Wake Up Wednesday: A Day Older
We spend our days rushing through the moments, distracting ourselves with facebook and emails to ‘pass the time’. We rush children through dinner, to throw them into the tub, to hurry up and get clean so they can be rushed off to bed. What if we took a little more time with each of these tasks?
Last night i found myself frustrated. We had put the boys to bed and just like every night, dear K-Man called from his bed, “Mooooooom. Mom can i ask you one thing?”.
And just like every single other night i knew the question he would ask, or at least had it narrowed down to the top 3. And sure enough, it was the same question.
Then not 2 minutes later….”mom….can i ask you just one more thing”. And again, he asked a question he asks every single night. After two more of these “one more questions” i was frustrated and annoyed.
Why can’t he just GO TO SLEEP! I want some down time, i want some non kid time. I don’t want to be bothered anymore! As i sat there waiting for him to get done with his ‘last question’ this quote came to my mind…
Young boys should never be sent to bed… they always wake up a day older. – J.M. Barrie
My little man just needs reassured every night. He likes to know where everyone is, what we are doing, and then his little mind is at ease. So i put down what i was doing and went and laid in bed with him. Maybe tomorrow he’ll stop needing the reassurance, maybe tomorrow he’ll be all grown up, maybe tomorrow he won’t want me to cuddle beside him. So take the opportunity today. We are all a day older when we wake up, enjoy the precious moments. Stop and really enjoy them.