Ok, I know it has been a VERY long time since I have posted, but I have to tell you that the thought of posting all about the holidays has been daunting so I have avoided it. So, I thought that this would be a great way to get back into the swing of things again.
As most of you know, Carl's new position at work requires him to be up and leave at 3:30 in the morning. So, he is in bed most times by 8. Last night I was so exhausted that I was in bed with Carl before the kids were even asleep. Of course they kept waking me up, and finally at 9:30 I got up and made Alex go to bed.
So, here I am in grumpy zombie Mom mode trying to get Alex to say his prayers and go to sleep. The catch is that he has a hard time going to sleep lately because he gets scared of being alone at night. It's not the dark, because he wants it dark as can be in his room, it's just his imagination goes wild. So I usually sit with him for about 5 minutes until he is asleep or close to it and then go bed myself.
I tell you, last night I was about to pass out on the floor, and I was trying not to lose my cool or fall asleep and he kept goofing off and plying me with love, so I snapped at him a little. When I did, he laid back, looked me right in the eye and said, "Mom, you break my heart sometimes." Ugh!!! How horrible! So of course, I accepted this as my being snappish and apologized, reminding him that I was SO tired and needed him to go to sleep. I then get, "You break my heart all the time. You break it because you are so beautiful, and good looking." Well, how can you stay grumpy and sleepy after that?! Ha ha He is going to make a wonderful husband someday. Of course he gets it from his Father, which makes it even better.