Tuesday, October 05, 2010
When Dad Sleeps
They say "live in the moment", but sometimes Dr. Gooch and I like to fill our pillows with talk of "someday". Someday all the money we shell out to whittle down the loans we owe will be put toward globe trotting with the rascals four. Someday when they're all in school we'll go on just-for-two jaunts on our favorite bike trail. Someday I'll buy you a bike, he says. Someday there will be no more diapers. Someday, they'll prepare a meal for us.
Now, when Dad comes home to sleep just as we other five begin our day, we try to stay away. Like at the park to swing while Dad snores. To help him get some sort of semblance of sleep. Because someday, they won't be SO loud. Someday, they'll busy themselves quietly somewhere. Someday, I'll crawl back in bed with Dr. Gooch without any thought for tomorrow.