Thursday, July 16, 2009

Every Second Counts

Last night while I was laying in bed this overwhelming feeling came over me. I got tears in my eyes and had a feeling of dread in my stomach.
Jacob's childhood is passing me by so quickly and I don't feel like I am embracing each moment like I should be.
Some nights ... ok most nights ...
        -we don't read before he falls asleep
        -we don't pray to God and thank Him for all the good things in our lives
        -we don't just cuddle up
        -we don't eat dinner together (well we it around the coffee table)
I want to start doing things every night so when he grows up and has children of his own he can say "My mom and I prayed and read each and every night".
During the school year we barely made it home before it was time for him to get into bed. Now that it is summer he doesn't have to be asleep as early but I am still not taking advantage of the time we have together.
I want to get on a schedule with him. I want to make the most of the time we have together.
So, I am interested.
What kind of bedtime schedules do you have with your children?


  1. I know. It's so hard to do every night. I've got 3, all going in different directions, so I consider myself lucky if we eat together at the table 2 nights a week.

  2. Try not to be so hard on yourself. What he will remember when he's grown is that you loved him and were there for him. Sometimes that means doing all the things you mentioned, but one of his fondest memories might just be you all eating around the coffee table :)

    I know, being a Mom of 3 myself, that it's easy to get caught up in what we "should" be doing, but who makes up those rules anyways? You are a great Mom and I can tell how much you love Jacob and he will grow up knowing that too!


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