Liam has been participating in a basketball league on Monday nights for over a month now. He usually doesn’t make it home until after the kids have gone to bed. Since I’m by myself with the girls and typically exhausted, and Nora doesn’t nap most Mondays, we all go to bed early, in the same bed (usually Liam is the one who puts Nora to bed in the other room while I’m with Frances in our bed).
Of course, Nora has come to love these nights. “It’s a basketball night? Oh goody!”
“Why ‘oh goody,'” I ask her. “Won’t you miss seeing daddy?”
“Yeah, but I get to sleep in your bed with you and Frances!” Thankfully Liam’s feelings aren’t easily hurt.
I treasure these nights too. Not only do I look forward to the early bedtime, but I enjoy being able to snuggle close to both of my girls, while at the same time marveling at the movement going on inside my belly. I know I won’t always be able to hold all three babies as close as they are right now. So I’ll enjoy it while I can.
Four more weeks to go!