Today Lily is attending her first slumber party. She packed her toothbrush and teddy. She is an overachiever so she wore her jammies there.
Here she is with her pile of stuff.
I'm trying to be excited for her but it's a struggle. Lily is my late night visitor. Every night she starts out in her bed and every morning I wake up to find her next to me. If I wake up first I get to stare at her for a while and sniff her. You don't sniff your kids while they sleep? Whatever. I'm a mammal. It's what I do.
I know some parents forbid their kids from nighttime visits. They don't know what they're missing.
Look at this child.
Yes, that is a cat sleeping next to her head. He's a mammal too. He likes the body heat.
When David travels both girls end up in bed with me. I never notice when they crawl in- they know not to wake me. Mornings when I get to watch these humans- my humans sleeping so close to me I know without a doubt that I am the luckiest girl ever.