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.


Betsy Bird said...

Gratitude will get your through the night!

Anonymous 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!