Last night as we were getting ready for bed, I let Punkin choose which sound she wanted to listen to on her sound machine: rainforest, ocean, rain, or summer night. There's a heartbeat option too and she always asks for that one, but I never let her choose that one to fall asleep to. It just doesn't seem restful to me. Too Tell Tale Heart-y.
But then Punkin said "Let me hear your heartbeat, Mommy."
So, I sat down on the edge of her bed and pulled my collar aside and let her press her ear to my chest. She was still and silent for a second. When she pulled away I said "What did my heart say?"
"I love you," she replied in a deeper voice than normal, imitating the low lub-dub sound a heart makes.
And how right she was.
6 years ago