I spent the day thinking about my post for the day. I worked on the phrasing and how to make it interesting. Then, my whole perspective changed and I realized that when it all comes down to brass tacks, I am simply grateful for the simple things.
It is no secret that I love my littles and that they are my everything. I love that they love me right back.
Over the past couple of months, the kiddos have started wandering into my room at night. Whether they have nightmares or need a drink or a snuggle varies by the evening. I usually am too tired (and a bit of a push over) and started to let them finish off the night sleeping in my room. However, that didn’t prove to be a good night sleep for anyone. So, this is our great new idea.
I took down Toadies crib a while ago and his mattress now lays under my bed. If someone wanders in at night, and is scared, sick or similar, they can choose to camp out on the floor next to my bed on “the little bed.” It has become quite a treat for the kiddos.
A week of mom being down has proven to be tough on my little Toad. He has been attached to my hip and last night fell asleep in my lap… a first for him. Tonight, he looked up at me with those big Shrek colored eyes and asked if he could fall asleep on the little bed. He melted my heart.
It is simple moments like that that I wish that I could bottle up and keep forever in my pocket. I am so grateful to have the relationship with my kiddos that I do. That to me, is the most important thing to me.