Friday, May 23, 2008

Waking Up My Girls

I would have posted last night but I got hit with a migraine!

So, I'm making up for it and posting today, in my jammies and before my shower.....hey, whatever it takes to get a slice of our life to you people!

I just found myself yelling at my girls, "I'm tired of yelling at you guys to get out of bed!" I had to chuckle, because I sounded just like my mom!!

All of my girls sleep in one large room, and we keep sort of late hours at night, I mean, Daddy comes in and prays with the girls at about 10:15 or so.....hey, don't shoot me! We do things a little differently here......

I used to be a fanatic that the kids had to be prayed for and lights out at 9:30. I nagged my husband TO DEATH about it too. I would pout and stew and simmer and just get mad when he didn't get in to pray with everyone by my time.....

Now that I'm becoming, I decided to let it go! My husband actually said one day that it drove him crazy to hear me constantly nagging at him to pray with the kids every night. So, from then on, I decided to just let him fly by the seat of his pants with bedtime.

It was tough at first. I'd lay in bed and bite my tongue and yes, stew and simmer and get mad, but I held my tongue!

Now I realize what a blessing he is to me! I mean, he brushes the little ones' teeth every night! He makes sure everyone's in bed! He takes it upon himself to pray with the kids each night.....and he gets his silliness and tickles in too! What more could I ask?? I can lounge in bed and let him take over!

Who cares what kind of schedule he wants to keep?

It's one less thing that I have to do......especially at night! I'm NOT a night owl!

So........my mom would say to me, after she had tried and tried to get my brother (who was far worse at getting out of bed than me!) and me out of bed.....

"You'll understand when you're a mom!"

Funny thing is, I looked at my mom the other day....

And I said....

"I understand!"

5 comments:

Monica said...

I so hear you on having to let the bedtime go. My husband is a teacher and I basically have to let summer routines/chores go regarding the kids. It is his time to be with the family and that usually doesn't revolve around my list of priorities. It was a much better day when I decided to let him lead - and a lot more fun, too:)

Sarah Markley said...

Hi Leanne! Thank you for stopping by my blog! And for the great comment. I liked reading about all of your girls in the same room. What a fun thing for them!

heartathome said...

Just stopping by to say "Hi", dear friend!!! Hope you're having a marvelous day with your family!

Marsha said...

I think it's fabulous that he does all that with the kids before bed! What a special memory they will have for the rest of their lives-- both the kids AND Dave!

Rebeca said...

Just checking in! I hope all is well with you.
Rebeca