Raghu has long wanted to stay up till midnight.... but every night despite his best efforts he falls asleep short of 11 . Last night was a first... not only was he eating dried cranberries (teh midnight snack component) ... but it was past midnight when he fell asleep listening to me read Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The big house in the woods. So he made it!! He was thrilled to know he'd crossed the witching hour when i pointed it out to him this morning. I too had not realised it was that late till after the kids slept.
Of course the fascination with staying up that late comes from the Midnight Snack episode of Tom and Jerry.... our fav cat and mouse. Every smallish hole discovered at the base of every wall anywhere in the world is a Jerry mouse house to Raghu :-)
Going back to last night, evening.... the kids were bouncing off the walls.... Zoya with her cold making her even more active... was actually awake till 11:30! She finally fell asleep with a book clutched in her hands that i did not get around to reading... as i was still reading Raghu's. Its hard to match their needs and be something/available/engrossed with/to both... especially when Ravi is very rarely able to even read them to sleep.
I wish i coudl be a better writer... want to take a course in writing where some one would just correct my grammar. I have so much to say and yet fall short of definitive words, grammar skills, ability to put complicated thoughts to paper etc... anyway... this too shall come to be.