Slice of Life: Day 30
My daughter comes home so tired from daycare. She just wants the comfort of her mom and to drift off to sleep. I know she just watches and plays and interacts all day. Very little downtime. A friend is always crossing her path with something new. A new sound. A new song. A new something. Just listening and taking it all in. Wide eyed, smiling and cooing. She is learning and experiencing so much everyday. I would be tired too!
Home is where she knows she can stop. Relax. Sleep. I hold her close. We rock. Back and forth. Back and forth. I sing.
You are my sunshine. My only sunshine…
The eye rubbing starts. The squirming to find just the right spot. I hold her close and tight.
You make me happy when skies are gray…
She slowly relaxes and the full weight of her collapses in my arms. Finally asleep.
You’ll never know dear how much I love you…
Finally able to rest.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.