On Slowing Down…

I am often guilty of trying to rush the bedtime and nap time routine. I love my girls, but I can’t wait for them to get some rest so I can work through my to-do list, go potty alone or drink a milkshake without having to share (Greedy? Yes. I’m only human).

But these moments are so sweet lately, and I’m trying not to be in such a hurry. I had to grab my phone and capture it today. We have what seems like a 48-step process for our type A big sister to get to bed and one of the final things after a few other books is a Bible story.

She pulls out a blanket and we all gather around to hear her recite a story and sometimes she will let us read a new one. It’s one of the rare moments of quiet as we just flip pages and listen to the word. Calm and stillness don’t happen often, but it’s like our girls have already figured out the attitude we should have when we spend time in the Lord’s presence.

So maybe, just maybe, naptime and bedtime can be pushed back a little so I don’t rush though these moments. Or maybe we can secretly start earlier and still get them to bed “on time”. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†

 

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*This was originally written on September 20th, 2015. Β Before we lost naptimes. Β RIP.

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