Last night about 10:30pm... lying in bed with my daughter.* She's smiling and giggling and being a 2-year-old. Which really, in and of itself is awesome. But it gets better.
She says, "Night, night Mommy." And pats my back. Then leans THIS CLOSE to my face and gives me one of those kisses you just want to remember forever.
Grinning I give her a kiss back. Then she says, " Mooooommmy," very quietly and touches my eyes. That's the sign to close them. And just as I do, I hear even more quiet, "Tinkle, Tinkle, lil star.....how wonder where are......"
I try to peak at her, but get scolded, "Mommy, shhhhhhh. Night time."
And again, with the song (though this time louder), "Tinkle, Tinkle, Lil STAR...." for about 12 times or so.
Maybe it's me, the mom, but hell, I don't remember the last time I was sung to sleep. And it was even better when I nodded off and awoke to that same little girl asleep next to me only a short hour later.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Start has a whole new place in my heart.
* Don't judge people. I let her stay up after 8pm. We're both happy. It works for us.