We eat dinner every night as a family. The TV is off and it's just us. We have some great conversations at the table.
Tonight, David asked everyone what their favorite part of the day is.
Ben's first response was lunch. Then, he said his favorite time of the day is lovin'.
Lovin' is our nightly ritual. We all get ready for bed and get our teeth brushed. Then, we spent 15-30 minutes lovin' on each other. Which is usually all of us piled in our bed watching some TV. Noah is on David's right side. Then, Emily is on his left in the middle of the bed. Then, Ben. Then, me on the other end. It's always the same order. Sometimes, we sit on the sofa together and read books. We don't do it every night, but maybe 6 out of 7. It's Ben's highlight of the day.
Emily said her favorite part of the day is definitely not the morning. She likes nighttime. Which includes everything from eating dinner to having ice cream for dessert to doing lovin'.
David said his favorite time is our dinners together because we really get to talk to each other.
Noah said his favorite time is the Elmo ride from Sea World. Then, he said his favorite time is when he comes in our room almost every night. I believe he likes that he can come climb up in our bed and snuggle. Then, he said his favorite time is lovin'.
My turn. I said my favorite time of the day is when we tuck the kids in bed, and David and I lay in our cozy bed and get to watch some TV for an hour. No kids. Nobody asking me for anything. It's my Calgon moment. The kids were offended that they weren't part of my favorite time of day. So, I back peddled a little. I told them it's because they are snug in their beds with a full belly and a happy heart. I can relax knowing that they are safe and I can do nothing for an hour.
So, that's our favorite time on the day. What's yours?