We've reached a point in parenting when we don't have to always be "on".
Addison is usually more than happy to lead Graham around to whatever she would like to be doing at the time, and he (most of the time) is a willing follower.
Last night, I was getting ready to go out for a friend's birthday (more on this in an upcoming post)...it did not end well,
but as I was getting ready, Andy was also busy. I came out of our room and heard the kids in Addison's room. As of late, Graham is barely allowed to step across the threshold of that room without a screaming protest on her end, so I was curious as to what they were up to.
I found this.
She was just "reading" away to him and he was content as could be.
ooh, they caught me!
Then this morning around 8am (we're blessed with sleepers), I heard Addison get up and go get Graham, then whisper to him....
"Shhh...they're still asleep. Let's be quiet and go downstairs and watch a show."
To which he responded, "CARS!!"
Addison replied, "No, Cars is sick Graham, let's watch MY show."
I enjoyed a few more minutes of peace before crawling out of the bed to go show her how to work the DVD player.
Partly for her, and partly for me.
That may easily buy me 30 more minutes next Saturday.