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Black Rose

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Full Moon.”

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Hi,

My name is Rose. I love cuddles and sweet talks. But when the full moon happens, I turn into a Black Rose. I act crazy and make stupid decisions. Then drama starts to creep in.

Tonight was the night. I felt like I lost control over our bedtime routine. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I reinforced an earlier sleeping time with my kids. I know they weren’t sleepy yet and it’s impossible that they’ll settle down early without warning. But I forced them anyway. Our bedtime routine is usually a long one: wash, play, milk, books, prayer, stories, and long conversations. But earlier tonight, it was merely wash and milk. I told them to sleep early since I have to finish something once they are asleep.

It turned out that for almost an hour, I fought a frustrating bedtime battle with my son, and clearly, I didn’t win. It was a battle full of scolding and crying. When I realized that we were not going anywhere, I gave up. And, it was the best decision I did.

So we all calmed down, talked more softly, gave hugs and kisses and said sorry. I decided to forget about what I have to finish and just be with the kids. I was back to my normal self and we did our normal bedtime routine. We spent the next hour reading, praying, and having a long conversation. My daughter asks a lot of questions during bedtime. It’s my favorite as I love how she opens up so many things to me at this time. Why did I even try to skip that part earlier? I don’t know. I’m really crazy. I guess I blame it to full moon.

mommy-rose

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7 Comments

  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Me too, bedtimes (without drama) are one of my favorites as well. It's really important that we stick to the routine and be consistent every night, or else our kids would act out. Hehe Thank you for sharing! 😉

    June 26, 2015 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Jackie Park

    This is beautiful. My daughter is the same. I have this routine with her and she knows if I've skipped a step. She will not sleep until we complete the routine! I'm okay with it though, because that's really the time when I have my full attention on her and she gives me her full attention, too. That's one of my favorite times of the day 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 8:09 am
  • Reply andy1076

    Anytime ^.^/

    June 26, 2015 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Uhoh! Thanks for the tip! 😉

    June 26, 2015 at 8:09 am
  • Reply andy1076

    oooh trust me you do! be ready because most of the time they win 😛

    June 26, 2015 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Rose Angelie

    Right. But I assumed sleeping battles will be gone when my kids grow older, so even at 13 we have to face them then. Oh no! Haha Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    June 26, 2015 at 8:09 am
  • Reply andy1076

    We all come to this phase I think, Even with my daughter at 13 I still battle getting her to sleep when she visits, I hate doing that cause I miss out on time spent but when it's too late it's time for bed no matter right?

    June 26, 2015 at 8:09 am
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