25 May 2016

Bedtime...



Except for Sat evenings when my husband and I go out to dinner, just us, I don't usually go out in the evenings anymore.  When meeting up with friends, I usually prefer to do lunch instead. Evenings I like to kick back and chill with the family.  I don't like missing bedtime with the kids. I love the few minutes of special one-on-one time with each child.  Those are usually the unguarded moments when they're not too old for hugs and cuddles and tickles and kisses. Those are the times when we have the most inane of conversations or the most profound ones. Sometimes I just tuck them in after prayers and I leave their rooms. Sometimes I lie next to them until they fall asleep and I listen to their breathing. Sometimes I fall asleep next to them.

Having said that, I did go out this evening for a farewell dinner for a friend who's going back to India. Her daughter and Z are best friends. It's going to be sad to see them leave, but I know we'll see each other again.  In the meantime, there's Skype, there's WhatsApp, there's Facebook.  

Not intending to stay past 9pm, I'd ended up not getting back home until almost 11pm. It was great company and we just got to chatting until the restaurant called for last orders. I had totally missed saying goodnight to the kids, but I did look in on them and gave them a kiss when I got back. J woke a bit and groggily reached out for a hug. Z was sound asleep. blankets all kicked off. 


What do you enjoy most about bedtime?


{Also linking up with Life Thru the LensWordless Wednesday;

9 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

I prefer evenings in too! So sad your friend is moving away )-:

Gina145 said...

I'm a night owl. Bedtime is whenever I manage to drag myself away from my computer.

Dina Lettre said...

I love the quiet calm around the house. :)

Beautiful bloom!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I like to read a bit before going to bed. I enjoy those relaxing moments at the end of the day.

Erica Sta said...

A Great Post for WATW... Like it!

jandi said...

lovely image! yes, bedtime is a special time! we have always stuck to a set routine for bedtime... <3

Molly said...

Thank goodness for technology eh?

Mollyxxx

Lisa Kerner said...

I loved bedtime when my kids were little. Much for the same reasons you do. Time is fleeting and I am glad that I made them a priority, especially at bedtime.

Reading books was my favorite though. I cannot wait to begin new traditions of reading books with my grandkids some day.

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

Kim said...

I'm like you in that I prefer to join friends for lunch instead of evenings. I often feel that I'm missing something when gone in the evenings from the family, so I try to limit that as much as possible. Plus, I just am already exhausted by time 7 PM rolls around and my energy is waning for good conversation.

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