When I was a little girl, if I got up really late at night, I would go out to the living room, and I would find my mother.
She is a night owl.
Almost without fail, she would be there, eating red pudding and watching something--the Star Trek films are what I remember most.
If I got up at just the right time, she would share a bowl of red pudding with me.
That was the best thing ever.
I understand why she was a night owl. The peace while children sleep. Cleaning up a house or a room and having it stay clean--even for just a little while.
If you came to my house and woke up late, you'd find watching movies. Probably Harry Potter. Maybe Sense and Sensibility. And eating red pudding.
I would share a bowl with you.
My daughter has discovered this habit of mine, that I got from my own mother. She loves to join me for "Girl's Nights."
No one can tell me that those moments of parenthood aren't the best, most magical things ever.