My parents had a neighborhood gathering last night at their house complete with a fire, pizza, smores, beer, and good adult conversation. It was nice to let the kids play with their friends and get some energy out before bed. Eli fell asleep around 7:45 and my parents agreed to let him spend the night. We brought Carson home with us because he was still awake when we left. He was exhausted from playing hard all day yesterday and fell asleep right when we put him in bed.
First of all, I am not a morning person. This puts me at a disadvantage as a mother right off the bat. I have learned that coffee can be one of my greatest allies to get through that first hour with the kids. Instead of the harsh, incessant blaring of my alarm clock waking me up today, I had the best wake-up a mommy can get. Carson crawled into bed with me a little after 8 and laid his head on my shoulder. He snuggled up close, kissed me on the cheek and said, "Good morning mommy. I love you so much."
I didn't need my coffee this morning because caffeine just can't come to close to your three year old melting your heart all over again.