One of the reasons I love Katie’s Ordinary Moments linky is that it makes me record those moments that may currently seem so routine, sometimes almost mundane, but moments that will inevitably end and become a memory in our family life.
One of those moments is bedtime. I can probably count using just my hands the occasions where I haven’t put my little boy to bed. It’s one of my favourite times of the day. Apart from the obvious reasons (a chance to take a breath and watch something other than Ben & Holly), I love being the last person he sees at night and we have our little bedtime routine going on.
Story time first and then we snuggle down for a quick verse of You Are My Sunshine. I’ve been singing it to him for about a year now and over the past six months as his speech and memory had developed he’s started to join in. As soon as the story has finished he asks for, “Sunshine, mummy”
The volume of the song is dictated by how tired he is. Sometimes we belt it out, and other times it’s barely more than a whisper, but a night doesn’t go by without our little duet and it melts my heart every evening.
I dread the day he no longer wants to sing with Mummy before bed, so for now I’ll continue to treasure every out of tune note we sing. And one day he may realise the line isn’t that the “clouds are brave”, although I think I prefer his version.