Last night, my two-year old grabbed the blanket my niece in law made me, crawled up on the couch into the crook of my arm and said “nuggle” and settled right in to me, leaning his head on my chest. It didn’t matter in that moment I was getting up off the couch to do something. In that moment, he wanted to sit with me, to be with me, and everything else could wait.
Because this period of time, where both my two and four-year old ask for snuggles, will be long gone soon. At their age they have no one telling them yet that it’s so uncool to snuggle with mom under a blanket. They can be free to show their affection and love for mom and dad. I don’t know yet at what point that becomes uncool and they grow out of this. But right now, there is nothing more important than these moments that will be distant memories before I can even comprehend how much they’ve grown. My four-year old will be five in march and will start school this year. Soon a lot of things will be “for babies”. So when my sons ask for snuggle time, they will get it. It’s a closeness that will never be more present than now.
Don’t let the “Here and Now” pass you by. You just don’t know how tomorrow will turn out.
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