Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I'm going to admit to something here...

I love to nap with my girls.

There. I said it.

Every day at around 1pm I sit in my recliner and nurse Em till she falls asleep. Then Anna climbs up and cuddles with us until she falls asleep too. Then I either catch up on a big person show on the DVR or sleep with them.

I know I could be actually getting some things done. I could use that time to do dishes, or pick up. Or anything other than sit on my duff.

I guess the big part of this admission is that it's my favorite part of my day. I LOVE it. I love every second of it. Holding two little sleeping girls in my arms. Looking at their little faces. Admiring their long eyelashes, and little noses. Seeing how their lips form perfect little shapes. I love watching Em randomly begin to purse her lips and nurse on a phantom n* ipple. The little sighs. The little smiles. The little beads of sweat that form on their hairline as they get deeper and deeper in sleep.

Then when they wake up the little rosy cheeks and fluttering eyelids. The cuddling and smell of sleep.

They won't want to nap with me soon enough. The time between cuddles will slowly start to grow. Eventually an occasional hug and a kiss on the cheek will be my reward. Then I'll have to sneak into their rooms and watch them sleep from a far.

Until then - I'll hold them close.


Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

That is just so true...have to enjoy all those snuggles and cuddles you can get.


Momma said...

Having a cry! I enjoyed watching you do that when I was there.

Suzanne said...

Enjoy it while you can. I have to pull teeth to have either of my kids even lay down with me anymore! I usually have to settle for me laying on the couch to nap and they sit nearby to watch tv. Sigh.....