Daddy Bedtime

O: Daddy, let's play knights of the shining armor.  

I've been in rehearsal or doing a show for the past two months and I just started rehearsal for a new show, so I'll be on the same schedule for the next two months.  Most nights during the week, I'm not here for bedtime.  

 O & P, you are welcome. He's basically the best.

O & P, you are welcome. He's basically the best.

Bedtime has become Jim's domain.  Evidently, after P goes to sleep, he and O enter a magical fantasy world with dragons, knights, and pillow forts.  I hope, when I'm all done, I'll be invited too. 

I love working.  I love having a creative space. I love having actual conversations with adults. I love knowing that the girls are with Jim and that they are having pajama-clad adventures in our living room.  I don't love missing playing knights of the shining armor.  I don't love missing the soft, sweet smell of P's breath as she falls asleep in my arms.  When I get home, they are already asleep, breathing softly.  I don't love that.