I felt his tiny, warm body sneak under the covers next to me. He settled in the crook of my arm and pulled my hand around his waist. He purred a simple contented sigh. We lay there for a few silent moments, enjoying the sound of each other's breath.
Mama? When will it be time to get up?
In a bit sweetie. It's a family day so we can stay in bed as long as we want. (I said hoping to stay in our warm nest the whole day...)
Another minute or two of rhythmic breathing passes. Then...
Mama? Can we get up now?
But why Goose? We don't have to go to school today. We don't have anywhere we need to be.
But Mama, there's so much excitement in the world! So many places to go and things to do. Can we please get up now?
Of course Lovey. Of course we can get up.