Last night I had a headache, I went to bed early (by 9!), and I was very grateful my days as a mother of young children are well behind me!
Don't get me wrong--the weekend Sterling and I spent watching Ashton, Cooper, and Phoebe was wonderful, but I was reminded how it takes all day long to take a shower! (I'm not kidding--I didn't get out of my exercise clothes and into the shower on Friday until 8:30 p.m.!)
We managed a couple-hour visit to Cousin Kona's house so the kids could play together, but that was our single outing. Other than that, we just took it easy and played and created fun memories at Grandma and Grandpa's house. I had a few work-related things on my to-do list, but I'd written the list before I remembered what it was like being responsible for three youngsters. I settled for getting an envelope half-addressed (didn't even get the letter written) and reading a few e-mails!
I didn't plan on a lot of sleep, but I got less than I planned on. Two of the three kids ended up having fevers at some point during the weekend. And the last night we had them (Saturday), Phoebe was stuffed up and couldn't breathe lying in her crib, so she and I spent the entire night sitting and sleeping off and on in the rocking chair in our family room.
So that's why last night was an early-to-bed night! I love my time with my grandchildren, and I'm so grateful we can be there for our children when they need us. But I have to admit that knowing there was a light at the end of the tunnel in four days made it a lot more enjoyable!