Bedtime is a big thing, it means stories, snuggles, laughter and loads of love yyou kisses.
As we speak , the boy is playing with his cars, and the girl is working at the petrol station, while dad plays traffic cop and mom is researching how to make, and paint a wooden road 2-3 feet long complete with parking space for the boys' toy trucks and automobiles.
My older one loves to do school work so homework time is immensely satisfying too, her ability to read and write and me sitting next to her explaining and checking what to do while the little one carries on with his colouring is a great time.
We spend 2 hours in the playground each evening - the exhilaration of the kids racing on their bikes, the younger one rides like the wind, the older on not yet 6 has left her training wheels behind and squeals in delight when riding down a slope. They hang onto monkey bars like monkeys and have blisters on their palms from traversing the whole thing. The way they just form an impromptu train with their freinds and go chugging around in the park, is fun. And they want me right by their side, 'Mom look, see, I did it'.
I love every moment spend with them.But I thank God for sleep and school!
"It is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. "
- Leo Roston