Today the boys skipped their nap. Which meant that tonight I had some tired boys on my hands. Tired boys who were happy to curl up in Mama's lap and rock.
Isaac headed to bed first and happily agreed to a cuddle and a lullaby in the rocking chair. Then he asked to be put in his bed.
Alex only lasted a couple minutes before he was ready to head for bed, too.
He was sound asleep a few minutes later when Sam crawled into my lap and snuggled up. Sam is the cuddler of the group, so he was more than content to stay right there in the rocking chair until he fell asleep in my arms.
I enjoyed every second of my rockabye time tonight. It's not as common as it used to be, and it truly is one of life's greatest pleasures.
The warm weight of a child in your arms, head nestled on your shoulder, soft breath on your cheek...does it get any better than that?