I am learning to make every day count. I am also learning to make everything benifit me.....somehow. I am selfish like that :o)
Last night we had a "game night" at Melissas house. It was mostly an opportunity to let the kids play while us girls talked. It was a school night so normally bedtime is 7:45, but we decided to make an exception last night because us girls wanted to just chill. So if I am going to let the kids stay up till 11 (which NEVER happens), what can I get out of it?
I went upstairs while the boys were playing and asked them if they wanted to go home now or keep playing.
"KEEP PLAYING KEEP PLAYING KEEP PLAYING"
Me: "OK I will make a deal with you. I will let you stay up VERY late tonight if you promise to go to bed an hour earlier tomorrow night WITHOUT complaining'
Boys: "I PROMISE I PROMISE I PROMISE I PROMISE"
So One night I get to just hang out with my wonderful family having fun and the NEXT night I get to send the boys to bed at 6:45.
I am getting SO good at this Mother thing!
(in all fairness to me the boys will need this extra sleep because they get REALLY grumpy otherwise.)