These may become a regular thing around here. I will do my best to keep them within the context of the hilarity and loving nature they are delivered. Not in the typical 'that's what all kids say - but since my kid said it, it's cuter' sort of way. I hope these bring laughter and warm smiles.
That's how they make me feel. This is a space for me to keep them forever.
Context: Soren is a sleep walker - which means he is a sleep talker. So the other night, August (our trusty pit bull) wakes up alarmed. I get up and she is staring into Soren's bedroom. Creepy. Even creepier? I don't notice Soren standing next to the window by the table.
As I walk over, I finally noticed him there - just blankly staring out the window. Um - whoa (more context - we live in a notoriously haunted neighborhood. Soren on several occasions has told us about his 'sister' that 'lives outside his window and stays in the tree - right there!' followed by 'she tells me everything is going to be alright' Um...)
So I gently scoop him up and he immediately falls back asleep. Whew - no night terror (we get those too sometimes...). I stayed with him while he fell back asleep. Then he cuddles in really close and says:
'Momma, I love you so much, as much as....'
And zonks out. Melt.