August 19, 2009

Piggy back conversations

Our bedtime ritual begins with a piggy back ride to one of the kids rooms where I then read them a story for bedtime. Currently, we are reading Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures beyond Nutmouse Hall. My kids absolutely love this book! They get so dissapointed when we finish a chapter and have to wait until the next night to see what happens next.
When I give the pre-story piggy back ride to the room, my kids usually request me to be some sort of character or animal. In the past I have been a Transformer (Optimus Prime), robot walker, dolphin, and a flying fire breathing dragon (my personal favorite).
The following was last nights bedtime conversation.

Me: OK it's piggy back time! What do you want me to be? (speaking to my daughter)
B-girl: Ummm, nuffing.
Me: Nothing?
B-girl: Ya. I just want you to be mom.
Me: That's sweet.
Dropping her off on her bed and walking towards the door.
B-girl: I think you're special... even when you're not special.
Pause. Reverse.
Me: Not special? What do mean?
B-girl: You know. Like when you have messy hair and stuff like that.
Me: Gee thanks! I feel... special now =)

Motherhood can be quite humbling and sweet at the same time.



jacqueline said...

This is such a sweet post! :) I love piggie back ride and stories before bed time...but i guess im too old now for a piggie back ride from my dad and mama hehe Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

lucky knitter said...

awww... so sweet! :)