Talia's Blog

A mother’s life; arrived at from drugs, teen pregnancy, and jail, through faith and gang intervention.



mommaya's picture mommaya

We're just getting into a good routine, after several months of long drawn out bedtimes with my two daughters. This is a good reminder not to rush the snuggle time, no matter how much I have to do after the kids go to bed. This was such a sweet post, thanks for sharing.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for commenting! I've had to work really hard over the years to be patient with the bedtime routine. With my son the routine always bordered a little on torturous but still I look back and wish I hadn't been so impatient sometimes with it all. Now he's eleven, and not interested in bedtime stories or bedtime discussions and I do miss it! I am working hard on slowing down and truly savoring the snuggle time with T.--it can be hard, though--I know.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

My little man often says that he's just going to live with me forever, until I'm a grandma (but it's only B who will have the children). Our B tries to convince her otherwise, but we stop her, reminding her that he'll realize it himself someday and it's okay if he feels more comfortable right now imagining himself always at home with his mom.

My B wants to snuggle every night and I've really gotten away from it. It's a story, hug, kiss, prayers and then I head downstairs for time with J. I feel bad about this sometimes, but I've just started making that time for myself and for Jay and me. Sometimes we snuggle for a bit longer, but I think if she had her way, I'd sleep in there with her every night!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

T. would LOVE it if I stayed in there with her all night. Some nights I don't mind snuggling for longer, but just as you said--there are the days when I've felt so over-taxed as a mom that I'm just ready to head downstairs for some adult time!