I was just getting sleepy & wrapping up for the evening when I heard that sound. That sound every set of mom ears is uniquely tuned into-- the cry of a kid. In a heartbeat, I'm wide awake & running upstairs. James had had a nightmare. He was crying & calling my name when I came into his room. He didn't want to tell me what the dream was; I'm not even sure he knew, so I just laid him down & laid down with him. Within a minute or two, he was asleep again.
I wish that every fear he ever had for his whole life could be solved that easily. Alas, life is not that simple, but any time my presence can comfort my child & solve his or her problem, man, I'm there. There is no greater feeling than kissing away your child's worries, & I'm so grateful whenever I can. Sleep be darned :)
I'm an English teacher, a wife, a dog lover, a bibliophile, & a wanna-be fashionable mom. Well, I'm already a mom. Just trying to get the "fashionable" part going...