Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2012 Slice-of-Life Story Challenge | 14

The room was dark, my soul was bare...
snuggling beside a jammied toddler
at 'night-nights' yesterday.
After prayers,
Reid began to chat.

"Mommy, I ran out of kisses."

I flinched.

I practically make a part-time job out of kissing this cherub.
For him. 
(I want him to feel as loved as he is.)
For me.  
(I absolutely can't stop.)

"Well, then I better give you some more.  I want you to have enough."

Ear kiss.
Forehead kiss.
Neck kiss.
Hand kiss.

"Now I have enough, Mommy.  Wove you.  Night niiiiiiiiiiiiight."
His little velvety hand grabbed mine as our eyes met.

"Love you too, little one.  Sleep tight."

"I better give you some kisses too, Mommy.  So you have enough."
His puffy lips (my family trait) lightly danced across my face.

Softly padding out of his room,
my heart flew
and my soul expanded.

We both have enough.
Our kiss quotient is in surplus.

Write on,


  1. Awwww. This is one of the sweetest parent-child moments I've read. I love his statement, your response, and then his desire to make sure you had enough. Adorable.

    And how wonderful this is for you to have captured his words and this moment.

  2. You can't get any more special than this. Cherish those kisses. Loved your line: My heart flew and my soul expanded. Oh the special moments we have as mothers. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lovely - just lovely. Thank you for sharing this little slice of your life and child with us.

  4. What a sweet story and a special moment for you both! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a precious memory. Definitely worth writing about!

    First Grade Delight

  6. Loved, loved, loved this! I can just picture it and the sweetness of his voice!


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