I always make sure I'm home to tuck the boys in bed. If that means I won't be able to see friends for dinner or attend a glamorous event, so be it. My sons come first.
One bedtime, Vince and I were in bed with Vito and Iñigo and I told our little ones, "You should be grateful your parents are the ones who send you off to dreamland every night."
Vince said, "I don't know. I think you and I should be the ones grateful we get to tuck them in every night."
Then he smiled ever so gently as he stared at our slumbering boys. "We're the lucky ones."
Good night, mommies and daddies!