I bethink the days when my munkees were wee little ones…..swaddled, bundles of love, wholly dependent on me; When I could remain for hours, cradling them in my arms, gently stroking their heads and just watch them sleep. Miracles. Children are incredible miracles. These were blissful moments in time. Now, with the hustle and bustle of my single-parent life; amongst school, sibling rivalry, breakfasts, lunches & dinners, homework, school functions, extracurriculars, cleaning, work & everything else…these junctures aren’t as prevalent. Certainly the fact that they are 3, 5 & 7 and “big kids” now, plays a considerable role. However, at 7:30pm (the weeknights with me), we slow the gears, snuggle for story~time; and when they’ve drifted off to the Land of Nod, these moments are reclaimed.

Today, I took a siesta with Mouse. I held her in my arms as I did when she was an infant and stroked her hair until she fell fast asleep. Wow. Being a parent ROCKS!