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