Friday, August 14, 2009

My Heart

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.

7 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

The only sound I can make after reading this is a contented sigh...

Little Murray Sparkles said...

That was beautiful. Punkin is lucky to have a mommy with so much heart...and your lucky to have a little one who hears it!

Esme said...

What a perceptive little girl! Thank you for sharing that...

Queen Mother said...

...and is your heart still functioning after having been melted into a puddle?
That girl is a keeper!

Burgh Baby said...

I adore that kid.

ImpostorMom said...

So, so, sweet.

I'm with ya on the heartbeat mode for the sound machine. Ours sounds a bit robotic to me. Totally freaks me out. :P

Katie @ Can't Get There From Here said...

Awww! So sweet. :) Bee will do that to me...make me want to kill her for something so stupid and toddler-ish, and then melt my heart beyond the point of recovery. Savor moments like these!!