Daddy always insists on giving Liam his before-bed bath. It's relaxing for the two of them, and I smile as I hear Liam splashing happily -- and as I envision Daddy on his knees, shirt-sleeves rolled up, enjoying the toys and this moment, just as much as his son.
After the suds go down the drain and a warm, dry towel envelopes him, it's "Wave to Mom!" as they pass by the living room. Then it's into clean jammies and time for that Vitamin D supplement.
|feeling sleepy after a warm bath|
Then it's time to enjoy a few good books while sitting on Daddy's lap. Board books with flaps to open are Liam's favorite!
At times like this, I fall in love with my husband all over again. I knew he'd be this good of a father when I met him. I just knew.
Next up? It's Mom with a toothbrush to clean his pearlies, and then Daddy turns on the musical Rosary CD. And I know, when I see this face, that he can't wait a moment longer for some milk!
Daddy kisses us goodnight and turns off the light, and I rock my boy to sleep in the moonlight, knowing that I will fondly recall these treasured moments for the rest of my life. Thank you, God, for all of this!