Late ones like we were out of town for a baseball game.
Dance and dinner ran late.
Everyone was cranky and tired and over-tired and super cranked.
The whining was abundant.
A bumped head out of crankdom made bath time a cryfest.
Finally, my youngest calmed down enough to request her nightly book reading and tuck in.
She lays in the bottom bunk, story is read, kisses are given then lights out.
Tonight I needed more after all the emotion.
"Lay with me here on the couch and we'll read."
I read her book for the night which is like an encyclopedia, she finally tells me...
Stop there, I'm tired.
"Please, how about we cuddle on my bed?"
...stomp stomp OHKAY!
As we climb into my bed I rub her back and she lets out a "MAMA" in complete baby talk style.
Sounded like one of those baby doll back in the day when you pulled the string on their back they cried Mama!
Her giggles make me giggle more.
Giggles amplify in the room until we're delirious.
Just a few minutes later she's asleep on top of me in my bed.
Oh these moments, I want to bottle them up before they're gone forever!