We decided to hang out with one of our favorite families, the Powells, for NYE this year. Around 9:15 or so, Aidan fell asleep. We can always rely on Aidan to drop like a ton of bricks as soon as he gets tired. It is usually a quick transition, too. And we've been a bit spoiled by his ability to sleep anywhere and everywhere. We'd take him to rehearsals when he was a newborn; he'd sleep right through, no problem.
Princess Gabrielle, on the other hand, was a walking zombie until 10:45 when we left for home. At about 11 p.m., I tucked her into bed and at approximately 11:00:15, she was out -- but do you think she'd even consider closing those peepers at the Powells? Heck no! She might just miss something.
So, now it is 11:15 p.m. and my husband is sawing wood next to me already, and I am thinking I should stay up at least 45 minutes to usher in 2009.
May you have a healthy and blessed new year! May your life be self-reflective and compassionate and meaningful, each and every day!