When my day is especially chaotic and it appears as though nothing valuable is being accomplished, I take a deep breath and wait.
When darkness comes to rescue me and the jumble of bedtime rituals are complete, I know the time I most look forward to is near...
And then they are asleep.
In the quiet stillness of the night I walk into each bedroom and glance at their sweet, sleeping faces laying there on their pillows, so innocent and peaceful.
And then I smile because I know that they are just recharging their batteries and tomorrow will be another crazy & chaotic (but always also some degree of wonderful) day.