Every night around 8:00, Abraham and I climb into his bed and start our nightly ritual. First, he picks out 2-3 books for us to read. Normally they are the ones we get from the library. The past few nights we have been reading The Berenstein Bears Go to the Dentist - in preparation for his first dentist appointment next month!!
So we read... then I turn out the lights... and he asks me if I'm gonna lay with him. I say yes and lay back down with him. He usually asks me to tell him a bedtime story - ones I have so (ahem!) creatively made up! We have two - the fishing one and the sunny day one... both revolve around a little boy named ABRAHAM!!
I tell my stories and then we cuddle for a few minutes before I head out the door and he goes to sleep (most nights!)
Tonight I took pictures of our special time together so I can remember. I want to remember the times that he wanted his Momma to lay next to him and read. I want to remember those nights of cuddling and laughing about Momma's stories. I want to remember the nights I fall asleep next to him in that cramped bed. I want to remember because I know that he won't always want his Momma in that way. He'll grow up and things will be different.
But for now, while he is still "my bubba", I will treasure these times and not be in a hurry for the other stuff that I think I have to do. I'm gonna soak it all up people!!
Ready to Read
Hey wait a minute.. aren't we gonna read??
Reading Too Loud Lily