Lunch would be finished, we would find his Taggy Puppy and pacy and then get all cozy in our bed. I cannot even tell you how many precious moments I have locked away in my heart of these long, summer afternoons. We would read his favorite book, Pout Pout Fish and then I would sing him the special bedtime song that Adam always sings him at night. I would stroke his soft blonde hair and watch those blue eyes, blink. . blink. . . . blink. His body suddenly relaxes as he gives in so sleep.
Even now, when it gets close to noon and I can see Emmett getting sleepy, I only have to ask if he wants to go get cozy. Usually he starts giggling and as soon as I plop him on our big bed, he snuggles down. If the stars align with the little buddy sleeping as well, Emmet and I still get our cozy naps together several afternoons each week.
Somedays I get up so I can get projects done around the house, but lately I've been trying to take advantage of these slow afternoons with this little guy that is growing right before my eyes. Because one day we'll wake up and everything will be different. And that will be the day I will be so thankful I slowed down for nap time.