8.14.2008

summertime is not about bedtime

summertime is not about bedtime...

it is not clear if I am a good parent or a bad parent
other parents may judge me for my inability to be strict about my children's bedtime
but I have an issue
summertime is not about bedtime...

the bats do not come out to feed until after bedtime
the fireflies do not light until after bedtime
there are no fireworks displays until after bedtime
the lights do not turn on at the county fair until after bedtime
there is no need to turn on the lights in the pool until after bedtime

summertime is not about bedtime
summertime is about living

sometimes life happens after bedtime
sleep is important but not as important as living

2 comments:

Tomi said...

word.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on that. I do feel bad when my kids are out catching fireflies and toads with me and the older kids next door are peering out their windows in their pjs.