Something changed this year with my four year-old daughter. She found a love of cuddling. Up until this age, she really wasn’t very into it. She would sit for a few minutes and then start squirming. However, when she turned four, she started to snuggle in for the long haul. Now, she actually asks for it and there is no better feeling.
However, this new love of cuddling has been a double-edged sword for me. Recently, while cuddling, she turned up her beautiful face and said, “Mommy, your boobies are like pillows when you are sitting up, but when we lie down, they are hard to find.”
Ah yes, my girl, if you only knew that I’ve been looking for them for years… That I wake up each morning begging them to come with me when I stand up. That I long for them to stay at attention when I lie down, and how I dream that someday they’ll return to me and say, “Sorry for what we’ve done. We’ve rested now and are ready to get back to work.”
In the meantime, I’ll just appreciate the cuddle time and maybe consider training my body to sleep sitting up.