Sunday, February 3, 2008

Quiet Time

Last night our children were in bed and asleep by 6:30. We had a full day of lunch and playing at the grandparents with no naps. As I tucked them in, I contemplated what I was going to do with my quiet time.

I should have gone straight to bed, but I couldn’t resist the time alone. I decided I would go to bed once I finished up a load or two of laundry, picked up various toys strewn throughout the house, visited a few of my favorite blogs, did a little online shopping, and watched an episode of Law and Order I actually had not seen before.


At 11 o’clock I finally get into my very comfortable bed and begin to pray, “Lord, thank you for my quiet evening. Thank yo-- I hear my door creak open and see a little boy standing in the shadows saying, “Mommy, I want you to wake up and play with me.”

After explaining to him that it was the middle of the night, and although the last 6 hours of sleep he had were good, they were not quite sufficient. He would need to rest for at least 6 or 7 more hours to fulfill his body's needs. He reluctantly got into bed with me and began drifting off to sleep.


I began to pray again. “Lord, thank your for this quiet evening. Thank you for this sweet little boy lying beside me. Thank yo-- and then I hear cries of “mommy” coming from a nearby room. A little girl is sitting up in bed, “Mommy, I want to lay down in your bed”. At this point, I was too tired for discussion, and the path of least resistance was the one taken.

After getting everyone settled into bed together, I prayed, “Lord, thank you for this very comfortable King Size bed. Amen.

Disclaimer: The author of this entry is confused about the proper way to use laying and lying. If either of these words were used incorrectly, feel free to leave a comment correcting the author. You may also offer any tips on how to use said words properly. Thank you.

4 comments:

Betsy Bird said...

Gratitude will get your through the night!

The Ferret...Online said...

I laughed out loud!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

This former English teacher never could quite get the laying/lying thing down, but it all sounded good to me!

I love a king size bed. So wonderful for family snuggling!

Tiffany said...

That was so funny! Thanks for sharing!