• it’s always after it’s over

    that i realize the things i should have done differently.  the things i should have said. it’s always after my kids are tucked into bed that i realize i should have held them more.  kissed them more.  told them i love them more. it’s always when they’re at school that i realize i should have been sweeter when they woke up.  i should have been quieter.  i should have been softer.  i should have been at least a little more excited about the gift of a new day. it’s always on our ride home from school that i realize i should have been more excited to see them when they…