As I held a squirmy toddler on my lap to read a bedtime story tonight, I couldn't help but yearn for the moments not too long ago when Nico (and Sofia too!) would simply cozy up and snuggle for as long as humanly possible. This child does not hold still. Ever.
But, nearly an hour after we had put him to bed, Nico woke up and was in need of some calming down. This resulted in a quiet few moments of mother and son snuggled up in the living room chair until sleep finally returned to the little man.
An unexpected cuddle just when I needed it most. For this, I am thankful.