A recent weekend night found me, in my bedroom, with my foot soaking in water. My three little girlies were all tucked in cozy. I was working my way through the bedtime routines I try to keep to… with moderate success.
Gathered around me was a small crowd of my children. One, was mightily upset.
He had been wholeheartedly enjoying a multi-player game with his brother and it was time to end it for the evening and head to bed.
He was vehemently protesting the injustice of this command (never mind that it was waxing very late indeed!) and loudly stating that only three of this whole family were yet in bed.
To which, his practical, gentle, and wise brother… two years his senior…pragmatically and forcefully! explained, “We’re the next line Josh! We’re the next line.”
I threw back my head and laughed. The next line indeed. And they were. It was that “line” that was gathered in my room- while the next “line” was still “hanging” in the family room, I think with Dad. The first line, all tucked in bed.
The Things They Say.