One of those moments:
I was fresh out of the shower, combing my hair in the bathroom and eavesdropping on Mike & Natalie’s conversation as he changed her diaper in anticipation of naptime. “Are you sure you want to wear your shoes to bed?” “Yes, daddy. Wear a-shoes!” “Okay, but it seems awfully silly…”
& then she said the sweetest words, right out of the blue: “Mommy’s so pretty.”
& I died right there in the bathroom. Wet hair. No makeup. PJ’s back on for the foreseeable future. And I felt the prettiest I ever have in my whole life.