For naps and bedtime, Michaela has a particular routine. After getting covered up, whoever is putting her to sleep has to give her a few little kisses and a big kiss. After the bed kisses, you go to the door for door kisses. You have to be standing in just the right place (not too far away from the door and not in the hallway). You throw her a kiss, she catches it. She throws one back, you catch it. Usually, she says, “thank you, Mama” as I leave her room.
This three minute routine is a delight in and of itself. It’s a tender time of day when I see my sweet baby girl, nicely tucked in bed, ready to sleep. During the week, Luca and I put Micha down together.
Luca participates as best as he can. When he goes to give Micha her little kisses and big one, it’s usually a heat butt or a palm on her face. Today, however, it was awesome.
I gave Micha her little and big kisses. Then I hovered Luca over her, the way I normally do. This time, however, Luca gently leaned forward and got his lips right on Micha’s. They were both looking at each other and they both smiled. You could see how pleasantly surprised Micha was. Then, Luca and I went to the door. I threw Micha her kiss. Micha threw one back. Afterwards, I said, “Luca, throw Micha a kiss. He threw her three kisses. Then he stuck his hand out and swung around trying to catch the Micha’s kiss. My heart melted and smiled all at once.
Luca and I stepped out. As I was closing the door, Micha said, “Thank you, Mama.” “Thank you, Luca.”
My beautiful, loving children. My happy, melted heart. Pure joy and pure love. There’s nothing sweeter.
Wishing you ‘heart-melting’ moments this week.
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