Last night, it was my turn to put Cameron to bed. We had just seen a very cute video of a song which he loves listening to by Ernie from Sesame Street.
So we started the routine by selecting a sound he wants in the background. He chose rain. Then we went to pick out a book. He really wanted his very large alligator stuffed animal in bed. It’s about half the length of the bed! So, I helped him get that on to his pillow. We sat to read Goodnight Moon which is among both of their favorite books to read at night. He then started to read it himself. He asked me questions and he pointed out some things he saw. It was a very nice time.
Then he says to me very seriously…
Cameron: I don’t want to live on the moon. I miss mommy too much.
Me: I don’t want you to live on the moon either. I’d miss you too much too!
Cameron: I don’t want to live on the moon. I want to go to bed.
Seriously! This kid can pull my heart strings to their breaking point!