good bedtime

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by elisem, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. elisem

    elisem New Member

    The folks at the hospital yesterday would never have believed this if they could have seen it.

    Bedtime was remarkably peaceful. We all read stories, listened to dad play the harmonica (there was a harmonica in one of the stories and difficult child asked what that is so I pulled ours out and Dad played them a song), both boys tried the harmonica themselves, then we all held hands and said a prayer, and then the boys went to bed in their shared room very peacefully. It was not only like an "ordinary" family, it was like a hallmark family!!! It was also a much needed oasis of peace.

    For the moment, at least, little probably bipolar difficult child had Jekyll back! We just take it one moment at a time and deal with whatever we get at that point.


  2. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Enjoy the Hallmark moment. Write it down, before you forget any of it, so you will always have a record of a magical moment. We get so few of them!

  3. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yes, hold on to the good moments - they make getting through the bad ones easier.
  4. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member


    What a wonderful evening. :smile: As Marg said we get those so infrequently and they are hard to remember during the tough times so writing it down is a good idea. :smile:

    Hope you have many more of those "Hallmark" moments. They are so precious.

  5. On_Call

    On_Call New Member

    Aww! I'm so glad you had such a great night!!

    I agree with the previous posts - write it down - complete with the date! You may need to take that out some other night and remind yourself that a peaceful night can and does sometimes exist!

  6. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Savor this moment! I hope there are many more to come!
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I think we, as parents of difficult children, learn to savor these moments more than parents of typical kids. (notice I didn't say "normal" lol)

    Glad you had a nice bedtime. :smile: