at 10pm on a summer night,
you can almost always know that the gibson kids will be drinking chocolate milk
at the kitchen table,
and NOT be asleep snug in their beds.
for about ten minutes i love it,
and think THIS is the life.
all fairies and Popsicles,
and let's go ride unicorns under the moonlight!
then all of a sudden
the long day hits me,
usually after someone has blown milk bubbles out onto the table for the 10th time in 30 seconds,
and i will be like,
"self, there are no such things as unicorns and fairies,
and what in the heeeeeeckkkkkk are your kids still doing awake??!!"
and then i give them about 2 minutes to power their drinks down,
and see how fast i can get the two big kids into bed while sean gets the baby in his crib.
sometimes i can do it in 5 minutes flat.
it's a special unicorn power of mine.
also, i have magic fairy dust in my pockets to get them to fall asleep quick.