Friday, 11 August 2006

a nice night

Tonight R wanted to sit and listen to bedtime stories too - we read and she curled up in Cass's bed and almost fell asleep. Then my boy asked if I'd sing to him.

He doesn't do that much anymore. He and Rosey each had two special songs when they were babies - Cassidy's lullabies were "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" and "Baby Mine", and Rosemary had a shortened version of "My Funny Valentine" and "Go To Sleep."

So I sang, and they watched me, eyes shining in the half-light, and it was an all-encompassing I-would-do-anything-for-these-kids moment. The kind that makes your throat ache and the heart pound.

They are so beautiful. And I am so lucky.
Tonight, all is right in the world.

Go to sleep, my baby,
Close your pretty eyes
Angels dance before you
Peeping at you darling, from the skies
Great big moon is shining, high up in the night
It's time to go to sleep, my pretty one,
Go to sleep


Lily's Mama said...

Awww, one of my favorite times is when I take Lily to bed and sing to her and rock her as she falls asleep. There is no better feeling in the worl :)

Angela said...

that is just the sweetest post.

You are an awesome mom.

MsCellania said...

OHHHH! What a Lovely Thing to read.
Just before I'm about to hop into bed!
My pile of goodies for you is growing. Colorado-made goodies. YAHOO!!!

Joke said...

I'm verklempt!


Suse said...

My babe's songs are Funny Valentine and Blue Moon. Oh, and The Owl and the Pussycat which nearly became the name of my blog.

My float said...

baby mine is what i sang to my little one. it still makes him stop when i start to sing it!

julia said...

*sigh* Beautiful.

wordgirl said...

I love "Dream a Little Dream of Me". The orignal version, sung by Cass Elliot, was...and still is...fantastic.