Last night Lucas finally went to sleep somewhere between 8:00 and 8:30, after multiple
pleads visits from both Mom and Dad to “settle down”.
I love this time of the day, the hours that we reclaim our house and get to enjoy the peace, the calm after the storm, if you will; a real conversation, a movie from start to finish or other adult activity.
Tonight, however, went something more like this….
Todd nestled in our bed with his laptop to write an appraisal for work and I was in the living room spread out on the couch watching TV, computer on my lap and wine in hand. I was tweeting, pinteresting, catching up on blogs and above all, relaxing, in other words, I was multitasking.
It was after 10:00 by the time I made it to bed. Todd was asleep shortly there after. I laid next to him quietly and read for an hour and a half… 100 pages!
At 11:45 I turned off the light.
There in the dark, even though I said I wasn’t going to do it, it beckoned me.
And you know what happened next… one Website sent me to another and then another and another and another and…
I played six turns of Scrabble (scored one bingo!), five turns of Words With Friends, tweeted more, pinned five new items, checked out my Facebook news feed, commented, “liked”, listened to the whirl of the dish washer run through nine cycles, nudged my partner a couple of times to stop the snoring, thought I heard Lucas open the door to his room twice and all the while cursing myself for being up past my bedtime AGAIN!
wrote typed this post.
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