Every night, for all of her nearly five years of life, one of us has helped Baby to sleep. As the nursing and then formerly nursing parent, that someone is usually me. I mind a bit and have no plans push Baby into falling asleep on her own. I now miss how I used to do the same thing with Older and Middle. Two nights ago I was snuggling Baby in her bed while she chattered. She paused and then added contemplatively “You really like snuggling me at night…because you don’t see me much anymore.”
Damn. That hurts.