Life as MommyMo

Thursday, April 02, 2009


Like most families with young kids, we have our nightly routine pretty well set. Sam gets his bath, we get him dressed in his pajamas, then Mommy reads books before Daddy comes back in to do "Special Day."

Lately, Special Day has entailed about 15 min. of extra cuddle time. I've asked for a turn only to be told that it's Daddy's job.

Well, tonight I was informed that it was a "Mommy Night." Only Mommy was allowed to read stories AND do Special Day. Daddy just did the tucking in.

As we were laying in the dark, admiring Sam's favorite glow-in-the-dark pjs, I touched him on the cheek and told him that I loved him.

It went like this...

Mommy: I love you, Sammy.

Sam: I know that Mom. You tell me that all the time.

Mommy: Do you like when I tell you that?

Sam: Yes. You can tell me that all the time if you want.

*Thinks for a few moments...*

Sam: Mommy, Do you know how much I love you?

Mommy: How much do you love me?

Sam: I love you as much as the telephone wires.

Mommy: Is that a lot?

Sam: Yes. It's a real lot. We're in New Jersey and the telephone wires go all the way to Texas.

Mommy: Oh, thank you, Sammy. That's so nice to hear. I love it when you say such sweet things. It makes Mommy very happy.

Sam: (putting his hand on my face again) Mommy. We're supposed to be going to sleep now. Why don't you close your eyes and see if you can get some rest. We'll talk tomorrow.


Nicole said...

Oh - I could cry from the cuteness!

Angie said...

Wow, what an amazing moment. Thank you so much for sharing!

Crystal said...

This is so, so cute. He is so smart, too! What a great compliment. :)