Do your kids go to sleep on their own?
At almost 5 years old, we still lay with June until she falls asleep. Sometimes it’s a drag, and sometimes it feels like the best part of my day.
The other night I was laying waiting for her to drift off, thinking about all the things I still had to do, the laundry that needed to be switched, the book I’m reading, how much I was counting on a few minutes of alone time before falling asleep myself…
And then I heard, “Mommy, do you want to hold hands?“
And it brought me right back to the present moment. Because of course I want to hold hands! And I know she might not always want to hold mine.
The to-do list can wait. The laundry can wait. The book can wait. The alone time can wait.
Time won’t wait. I’m writing this post as a reminder to myself, and to all of us, that even on the nights where bedtime seems to take forever, this season won’t. So we might as well try our best to enjoy it while it lasts.
At what age did your kids start going to bed on their own? Let me know in the comments below.
Wishing you peace and comfort through all of life’s passing moments (even the challenging ones!).