Last night I was able to have some one-on-one time with my toddler at bedtime because my oldest son who is normally the one who needs the most attention come bedtime was having a sleep over with my mom. Dude, my husband hasn’t had one day off from work this week… I needed a damn break!
The one-on-one time was something I really enjoyed. We laid down in bed together and had a full conversation. It was downright adorable.
We cuddled and before he was ready to drift off with his head on my shoulder he looked at me and said “Goodnight Mommy“. Which I replied “Good night Benny, I love you“.
Now when you say I love you to Benjamin – he typically looks at you and says “Thanks for letting me know” and goes on his way. But not last night… he cuddled up and said “Mommy, I love you too” and off to dream land he went.
It was a special moment. A moment that my baby boy said I love you for the first time in the sweetest way humanly possible. My heart just melted. It was one of those moments of motherhood everyone tells you about. Those moments you could never put a price tag on because they are just so rare, and worth so much.
Thinking about it this morning it puts a big smile on my face despite the rough night of actually letting him sleep in my bed.
I don’t foresee the bed sharing thing happening anytime soon again, but bedtime cuddles are going to be a must.
Although the feet, knees and failing around the bed all night long I totally could have lived without. Now I know why I don’t get the toddler sleep in my bed anymore.
I totally need a massage today!
What kind of bedtime routine do you have?
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