August 10, 2010
Ready For Sleep
Since Jakob was a baby we've had pretty much the same bedtime routine. Some scoff at it, others are in a similar boat, we don't mind it one bit.
I still lay down with him, we talk about our day, we read a book, we say our prayers and then he rubs my thumb nail with his thumb. He started doing that when he was just a little babe and would nurse. I love that this is how he goes to sleep.
Tonight as I laid there with him I was thinking to myself how I absolutely love this time with him and then he rolled over and told me that this was his favorite time of the day with me. My heart exploded. I kissed his forehead, he rolled over and was off to dreamland.
These days are coming to an end. He is needing me less and less because he is after all a big boy now. It makes me sad but it also reinforces that we are doing our job as parents. But I'll take as many as these nights as I can get because before long they will be but a sweet memory.