Happy Birthday, LBCDecember 17, 2008
I tucked in my 2 year old for the last time last night; I knew that when she woke up she’d be three & my days of reading bedtime stories to my 2 year old were done, and that I was that much closer to not reading bedtime stories at all. It made me understand why people have a second kid, and a third, etc.
We have a ritual we’ve established through practice. The missus tucks her in, then she says “now daddy’s turn,” & I go in & tell her a story & say goodnight, to which she replies “Now stay with me a while,” and I sit quietly at the foot of her bed for somewhere between a minute to up to five minutes while she drifts off.
Last night when we got to the “now stay with me” part, I never wanted to leave the room. For all the talk of the terrible twos, this last year has been the best, happiest year of my life, and I can honestly say I had no idea I could ever love someone so much as I love this little kid.