A Bedtime Conversation

The scene: The boys room. Manchild is doing headstands in the corner of his bed. Squish is lying on his. I am curled up next to him for our bedtime chat. Micah is walking out their door.

Micah: “Good night boys, I love you.”

Squish: “I love you, Dad.”

Micah: “I love you, too.”

Exit Micah.

Squish: “Why did Dad say, ‘I love you, too’?”

Me: “Because you said, ‘I love you, Dad,’ and he wanted you to know that he loves you, too.”

Squish: “Why does Dad love me?”

Me: “Because you are his child.”

Squish: “Why am I has child?”

Me: “Because he is your dad.”

Squish: “Why is he my dad?”

Me: “Because dad and I made you.”

Squish: “Why did you and Dad make me?”

Me: “Because we wanted to have another baby to raise. We really, really wanted you to be part of our family.”




I look over at him. He’s (almost) asleep.

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1 Comment

  1. That is SO classic. I love those bedtime conversations. And yet so easy to forget them later! Good for you –write em down and remember forever!


    lizzie Reply:

    I could hardly believe he was asking those questions, and then when I realized he was mostly just trying to stay awake, I knew it was a moment that needed to be recorded for posterity.


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