When my husband has meetings after work and doesn’t get home until after bed time, the girls and I usually break the rules and the three of us snuggle in my bed and fall asleep together. They love it because every time they think he will be surprised to find them there. Last night, my husband was out so it was time to “break the bedtime rules” again. Both girls fell asleep relatively quickly because it was a long day and my youngest got hurt. Back in September she ended up in the ER with 6 stitches in her forehead, yesterday she was fighting to get in the stroller and banged her head. She ended up with a giant goose egg and a little nick which bled a little and got my oldest worked up at the sight of the blood.
As we were laying in bed, I started thinking about how lucky I was to have my two beautiful girls. As a stay-at-home mom, I often get frustrated and lose patience quickly over constant nagging, fighting, and leaving a trail of toys all over the place. It’s easy to get upset and yell but it’s nights like last night that you remember tragedies like Sandy Hook and think about how precious life is. Falling asleep next to my girls made me forget all the little things I easily get upset about. I cherish moments like last night because they won’t happen forever!