Friday, October 25, 2013

5 Minute Friday- the "Together" edition

5 Minute Friday
prompt: Together

Well, it's Friday, so that means it's time for 5 Minute Friday writing
(and, I'm actually remembering to check the prompt & write this Friday! Woot!)
Go HERE, to read all about the idea behind 5MF & to meet some other really awesome writers/bloggers and maybe even join up.)

My son is 5 years old & it's a rare thing when we are not together. He wants me to be in the same room with him all the time. When he goes to the bathroom, he leaves that door wide open and wants me to come and visit with him. And, vise versa... he gets all huffy when he encounters a closed door- and I'm treated to fingers under the bathroom door and a little voice, "Whatcha doing in there, Mommy?" 

My husband works long hours and, often, 6 days a week- when he's home, he's bombarded by me and the little Mister. Both of us wanting as much family together time as possible, because it's sweet. The husband needs some time to decompress. I need some time to not be the short one's personal playmate & dictionary. And Jacob just wants to soak up as much time with all of us together as possible. 

It's just the 3 of us, so dinner is usually somewhat peaceful. It's the time we can sit together and eat & see each other's eyes without 900 other distractions. 
We scatter after the dishes are done. 
But then, the bedtime routine brings us back.
There's a 'commitment/attitude/job' chart & a thankfulness tree that we almost always remember to do. 
There's some time for reading books & just 1 more lullaby, Mommy please?

And the husband and I try to go to bed at the same time. 
Sometimes I'm in bed & dead to the world first. 
Mostly, him.

And we wake up the next day.

But we're bound together.
the 3 of us.
in the little home.


Tania said...

i love the early years when our children just want to soak up as much mommy and daddy time as they can. surprisingly to me, my youngest, now 17 has decided to do the same thing and she is my constant companion when i am home. what a sweet, unexpected blessing. xo

sarah beth said...

a sweet picture of these days... thanks for sharing this! love, a #fmf sister :)