I know arguably it goes against all principles of good parenting, and would have TV nannies running screaming, but last night as I tucked Eddison into bed, he said “Mum; wake me up when it`s dark!”
I thought about it for about 2 seconds and couldn’t help but think it didn’t seem like an unreasonable request, so I agreed; and as any parent knows, a promise is a promise!
After a few trips outside to check the UV reading I tiptoed past sleeping Raife and plucked a sound asleep Eddison out of bed for a little night time adventure. After a short snuggle he was awake enough to get him dressed and he took great delight at popping on a `regular` sun hat, shorts and t-shirt.
As the last residue light lingered (zero UV though) the cloud formations were wonderful, so we all laid down on the deck with some cushions and snuggled together under a blanket while we watched the dinosaur clouds roll by and the night sky roll in.
It was a totally peaceful, silent evening with just the vibrant chatter of birds while we snuggled up enjoying the warm evening.
An utterly; heavenly and memorable evening for Mummy, Daddy & Eddison.
Looking forward to next year when Raife is a bit bigger and able to share in these special, stolen evenings!