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27.4.12

52 Weeks of Grateful: Bedtime


My Kidspot Village Voices Grateful prompt this week is 'Bedtime' and I confess I find it such an irresistible topic that I'm going to write about it here as well.

As you know, when you go through the big life-change that is Having Babies, many friendships are put to the test. My abiding friendship with Bedtime has been one of those tested. We used to be best buddies, Bedtime and I, but these days we don't seem to have anything in common. I still love her, I really do, but I can't seem to find the time for her any more and she just doesn't understand that I've got other priorities. Besides, these new friends I'm hanging out with, they don't like her very much at all and as much as I love Bedtime, I kinda love my new friends more. Me and Bedtime these days, well, it's... awkward.

Despite that, this week I'm grateful for...

236. Bedtime - one day my new friends will love you as much as I do and we'll get back together. I promise.

237. Time out - for both me and my 'new friends'.

238. Remembering - this was the first year that we didn't see an Anzac Day parade. We all missed that chance for reflection, although I think the important thing to remember is that the fight for freedom goes on every single day. Then, now and into the future. Maybe one day we will really be free.


Yep, I've got (even) more to say about the divine Bedtime over at my new Kidspot Village Voices home. I'd love to see you there. I even get to reply to your cherished comments. Exciting!

Do join our beautiful Grateful community by adding your post to the list below (please add a link back to our list here or at Kidspot Village Voices). Stop by and visit as many of the links as you can - it's a lovely way to spend some time. Happy week to you! x



[Image by Lissy ElleLaricchia]

18 comments:

Shelley said...

I'm still waiting to reunite with my old friend too. It seems particularly unfair when Miss A has a great friend in sleep. There's no logical reason why I don't! xx

Tat @ Mum in search said...

I seem to have made 'new friends' with bedtime... Old friends, you'll have to wait, I might catch up with you one day.

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

We have very similar gratefuls this week - bedtime, metime and time with friends. I'm also grateful for you and this linky xx

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I am really hopeless about getting to bed too ...I love going to bed but the lure of my laptop is so addictive.

Wanderlust said...

I became reacquainted with bedtime during my bloggy break. It was a glorious reunion. I love that picture at the top. Kids and tents, another time-honored friendship.

Andrea @ little buckles said...

One of my favourite times of the day. I go with my ipad and a cup of herbal tea! The days have gone when I had a cup of tea in bed in the morning though :(

Lipgloss Mumma said...

Oh bedtime. My favourite time of the day, but we spend less and less time together these days sadly.

Leanne said...

I love the gratefuls Maxabella! Thanks for always hosting. PS Love the tent photo

supermac said...

I LOVE this. I am grateful for bedtimes too but never got around to writing about those blissful moments.

Donna said...

Bedtime and I were best buds as well, and I long for the day I can return to her fold (and convince my child how wonderful her warm embrace truly is!)

And finally, where do you find these divine photo's? I oh so badly want to curl up in one of those beds...

Naturally Carol said...

Having all the little darlings safely tucked up in bed was one of my aahh moments when the famous five were small. Even then it was a relief to this mum's heart that we had all made it through another day and that they were all securely in their beds sweetly dreaming. I knew even then, that it wouldn't last forever and that before I could even think possible, they would be grown up and staying up late, interrupting my peaceful evenings!

MummyateMe said...
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MummyateMe said...

I love bedtime. Theirs, mine, any bedtime is good for me. This week I'm grateful for sausage sandwiches ... http://mummyateme.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/im-grateful-for-sausage-sandwich.html

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

totally relate bron! even more so now! me and bedtime and pillow are best friends. I only wish we could connect more often! xx

annie said...

We missed Anzac Day for the first time too. We have our own battle to fight this year and nobody in any school prefect spots where your absence is gapingly obvious. Our wee-un has been a bit spoilt since the hospital sojourn but she is too delicious to sleep next to. I may be making a rod for my own back here!

Dee said...

Ok, maybe this is one of those times that I am grateful for not having small people in the house. Bedtime and I have been very intimate with each other lately.
Hope you get reacquainted soon, Dee x

Ms Jelena said...

Time out is the best!!! I had a bit of a time out and I feel so refreshed now!

xx

Sarsm said...

I've forgotten who bedtime is?

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