I love my night time snuggles with my 6 year old just as much as my 2 year old loves her mid-day snuggles on the couch with her sis. I love our snuggle time so much because it’s just us. It’s often time the only time throughout the day that we can carry on a conversation without being interrupted and it’s always a toss up as to where the conversation will lead. I like to let her talk, mostly, as I intently listen to her silly stream of consciousness or her inquiries about the world. It’s always been our special time and it lets me get a glimps into the inner workings of her mind. It’s a magical place in that mind of hers that harbors many deep thoughts and tons of curiosity that often leaves me a bit floored/smitten/entertained when I walk out of her room.
A recent bed-time conversation went like this:
L: “I wonder what will come after us?”
Me: “What do you mean? Like after humans and such? Like dinosaurs then humans and then…(shoulder shrug)”
L: “Yeah. Maybe talking buffalos!”
Me: “Hahaha! That’d be pretty awesome. It could happen.”
Like I said, I like the way she thinks! Life is good with a 6 year old.