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Another Year, Another Night

Gone are the late nights and early mornings of high heeled boots and mini-skirts, party blowers and midnight kisses.

Now, it’s barely after lunch and I’m already tired, a little bit cranky, and wondering how I will convince my boys that when the ball drops at midnight in New York, it’s really midnight here, as well.

We’ll go out on the porch to bang some pots and pans, light a few sparklers, and then I will hurry them past the clocks in the house that read only 9:05. I’ll give hugs and kisses, I love you’s, sleep wells, don’t let the bed bugs bite, and sweet dreams, and I’ll listen for their breathing to slow and watch as their sweet lips plump as they drift off to sleep.

Then I’ll lay my head down next to theirs, and like many of you swirling a bit too much of that festive champagne, I will pass out, but for me, it will be from exhaustion. And that’s okay. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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