Sometimes the energies for my son and I align but often the more energy my son has the less energy I have.
Curiously, his energy seems to increase right around bedtime. Not always-- sometimes he knows he absolutely knows he needs to go to sleep and will take himself upstairs--but often he gets silly and wants to talk a lot before bed.
Or make a fort and climb under.
Or do a flip.
Or jump on my stomach.
Or jump out the window.
Or fly on an airplane, right now, I want to get on an airplane right now!
"How about this," I say. "You put me to bed and stay up however late you like?"