At night, like your brother, you now demand snuggling with me as a prerequisite to going to your room to sleep. I am not complaining. Your dad rolls his eyes.

In the last week, you have developed a new habit. You snuggle up next to me, and as soon as I look at you with a smile you immediately reply, “I love you, too, mommy”. It warms my heart that my smile translates the indescribable love I have for you.

Then, you give me a kiss…on my shoulder, my cheek, my forehead, the top of my head…And you say, “Mommy, I kissed you right there!” and you point your little finger where you kissed me. You repeat this over and over until daddy comes to get you. Average night, 20 kisses.

I love them all.