Day 20 – March SOLSC

“Momma, can you snuggle me tonight?”

“Sure, Emma.  We can snuggle.”

“Can we snuggle in your bed and then Daddy can move me? He’s getting strong muscles from working out.”

(giggling) “Yes, we can snuggle in our bed.”

“And can we read a chapter or two in our book while we snuggle?”

“Of course we can.”

Emma put on her pjs, got into my bed and we read a chapter of Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate.  (We are really enjoying this book!)

“Ok Emma.  I have to do my writing for the day.  It’s getting late and I’m getting tired so I’m going to write while you lay here.”

“Ok, Momma, but can I get under the covers and snuggle close to you?  I just want to be close to you.”

“Of course honey.”

She laid next to me, snuggled up under my blanket, while I wrote this little Slice.  I wasn’t sure I was going to make it tonight.  Felt like the time was flying by.  But, I showed up, and wrote about a sweet, tiny moment I shared with my girl.  Some times it’s the littlest moments that leave the biggest impressions on your heart.  I continue to cherish every one of these times that she wants to be with me, snuggling, reading, and talking.


I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community.  A place for us to grow together as writers. 


9 thoughts on “Bedtime

  1. Your post makes me think you’re my slicing twin. I’ve had such similar moments with my seven-year-old, right down to “Can we snuggle in your bed and then Daddy can move me?” Surely, they gain something by snuggling with writing moms, right?!

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  2. Commitment, dedication, and love what wonderful lessons to teach little ones…and snuggling….and reading….and writing….a lot packed into this “little” post. Enjoyed reading this- thanks for taking the time to write it.

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