August 26, 2007
All summer the kids have been staying up late and sleeping late. They've been playing Ultimate Frisbee until dark, jamming for a couple of hours, and then playing card games into the early hours of the morning. With-a-Why has stayed up as late as the gang of college kids, even when he had to struggle to keep his eyes open. In the morning, I'd find either the living room or the boys' room filled with sleeping bodies, kids rolled up in blankets, taking up every bit of floor space.
Now that the college kids have left, the house is quieter, and we are shifting the younger kids away from that nocturnal schedule. With-a-Why didn't say anything about missing his older siblings, but the first night after Boy in Black moved out, I heard a tapping on our bedroom door in the middle of the night. With-a-Why walked in silently, climbed into bed with us, and fell back to sleep between me and my husband. In the morning, he slept late, catching up on much needed sleep, alone in the bed with only a cat to keep him company.
Posted by jo(e)