Monday, March 16, 2009

"I don't like to sleep"



Last night my son Kevin woke up and walked down the hallway and peeked around the corner watching TV way past his bedtime.  I took him back to his room with his brothers and told him he needed to go back to sleep.  Kevin looked at me and said, "Daddy, I don't like to sleep."  I chuckled  and said, "I know, but you need to sleep so you can get bigger."  

Proving that kids are smarter than parents Kevin responded, "I don't need to get bigger...I like my size."  I laughed again and said, "I like you just the way you are too...but you need to get bigger so you can grow up and take pictures like Daddy."  Kevin looked at me and said, "Okay, but I want you to sleep with me."  He then proceeded to sit up, scoot over and say, "Look there's plenty of room, my pillow is very soft, and my blanky is very comfy."  How could I say, "No?"  

By the time I turned off the TV and went back to the room he woke up his brothers who wanted to talk to me about taking a camping trip...and made me promise they could have s'mores.  One thing I'll never regret is taking time for my kids....because I will never get last night back again...it's in the record books...and I'm glad I spent it with my boys...all of whom don't like to sleep........

2 comments:

Leslie Roark Photography said...

OMG I love this! I can't wait until Kaydence can tell me things like that. It's a good thing that you are documenting them. You can tell them all about it later in life!!

Jinksee said...

This is a great story, and a great moment for ALL of you. You are a patient daddy. I needed to read this story tonight. :D Thanks for posting it.