Inverse Energies

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?"