Day 3: Tiny pokes and prods! In the last week, Kenley has added a new addition to our pre-naptime routine. As I cradle her and rock, her baby blues peer over the top of her sippy cup and she stares intently at my face. Sometimes I sing, other times I just smile and soak in exactly how she looks in that moment…simply beautiful!
This has been our routine for some time now, but as of a few days ago, as she finishes with her cup, she holds it out for me to take, and she begins to gently touch my face…a poke here, a prod there. With each touch she grows more curious. I can see her little gears turning, studying how my face changes and moves with each push, squeeze, and tap! After a minute or two, her studious look turns to a sweet, gentle smile, as to say, “Okay, Mommy…I’m done!”
I don’t know how long this little phase will last…it could be over come today’s nap! But that’s why I wanted to take note of it now. I don’t want this to be one of those times in my life or hers that comes and goes and I have little or no recollection of it. So today…this is what I’m thankful for…those oh-so precious pokes and prods. How I love them! =)
P.S. Your turn! What are you thankful for today? I’d love to know, so please leave a comment!