So... needless to say things have been quite busy and stressful lately due to work and family but that I will leave for another post.
At bedtime there are a few rituals that my kids have become accostumed to. I usually go to bed and read and relax. Peyton will come in just to cuddle for a few minutes. We usually will hold each other's hand but this particular night he said no. As any parent has done I tried to trick him into it by telling him that I was scared of the thunder outside. The conversation was as follows:
"Peyton hold my hand" I said.
"No" he replied
I asked, "Why not"
He replied as many children do, "Because."
Attempting trickery on my part I pleaded, "but I am scared."
He said "No you're not."
"I'm not?" I asked.
He replied, "Because... you have me." Sometimes our kids know just what to say and when to say it.
I simply replied, "You're right... if I have you everything is okay."