Slice of Life Day 16
“Bedtime. Climb in and I will tuck you in.”
She nestles into her pillow, which now needs a blanket folded over it, just like at school, she tells me. Blankets pulled all the way up to her chin.
“Do you want a song?”
A smile and a head nod as she nestles further into her pillow.
Scooch in. Cuddle close.
Where the north wind meets the sea.
There’s a river full of memory.
Sleep, my darling, safe and sound.
For in this river all is found.
Her sweet little voice singing along with me and long after I leave she continues to sing it to herself, to nobody and everybody. Some nights I just sing it. Other times she insists on only singing it covering my mouth if I begin to sing. Sometimes we can’t get past “Scooch in. Cuddle close.” and just giggle and snuggle closer. It is a bedtime ritual I love and is even more enjoyable now that we learned the last line and no longer have to hum it!
Thank you Anna and Elsa for bringing us closer together.