And though these waves usually only last for a moment, today felt like one continuous cresting wave.
The morning began with Charlie's continued tradition of waking me up at 6:00 am. (He is so thoughtful.) He wanted to cuddle with me right away, but ordered me to brush my teeth first. "Mommy, your breff is stinky! It's too stinky for me! My breff is not stinky. Go brush your teef now!" (He is so tactful.) We took care of our oral hygiene, read books, drank coffee, and then met the family at Hy-Vee for brunch (we were in Spencer for the weekend, celebrating my grandmother's 90th birthday). We played at the park, ate lunch, headed home, played outside, flew a kite, and took some pictures before beginning the wind down routine.
Before bed, we read books about bugs and in between the thousands of questions he asked about the bug facts, he cuddled into me, nuzzled my nose, kissed my cheek, touched my hair, and gave me little "love-head-butts". The bedtime routine is almost a spiritual experience for me. It is (usually) so peaceful, so tender, so filled with love and 'after bath smell'... that it's almost hard to tiptoe out of his room each night. And tonight, I just lingered a bit longer...savoring this Mother's Day, prolonging it just a bit more, with a sweet little boy who has made my heart overflow with countless love-waves.
Happy Mother's Day to all my mama friends & family. Here's an awesome post from my famous friend-- the one who doesn't know I exist but would want to be my bff if our paths crossed long enough to drink tea together.