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Cuddling With Carter

by Megan

My little guy has always been a cuddler. Even when he was a newborn, we often took naps together- bliss for a new mama!

Vanessa is a little more independent and is not much of a snuggler (unless she is watching a video, in which case she doesn’t notice anything around her, and I can sneak in a few hugs). Lately Carter and I have been lying down together in my bed, because he and Vanessa share a room, and they often go to bed at the same time. Instead of him keeping her awake, we cuddle and chat in my bed, and usually fall asleep in there. When Daniel comes to bed, he puts Carter back in his own bed.

Carter makes me laugh a lot because he likes to talk when we are cuddling, so he’ll say, “Well, Mom, what should we talk about?”

One night we were telling jokes, and our conversation went like this:

Me: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Carter: Why?
Me: To get to the other side!
Carter: I’ve got one! What did the chicken cross?
Me: I don’t know.
Carter: A drum.
Me: Why did he cross a drum?
Carter: To get to the other side! …And I pounded him so he died before he got to the other side. I drummed him with my drumsticks!

I just laughed and laughed. A little violent imagination! When I told Daniel, he said that Carter told him that he was going to take a nap so his muscles would get big and he could kill bad guys. At least he’s on the right side!

Sometimes we talk about how he’s going to go to Kindergarten. He’s really excited to go. Sometimes we talk about the theme for his next birthday party (Spiderman, at present). Sometimes he just says, “I love you, Mom. You’re the best!” And then he throws his little arms around me and hugs me. I hug him back and say, “I love YOU. YOU’RE the best!”

I treasure our cuddle time because I know it won’t last forever! Before I know it, he’ll be off to school, preferring friends over Mom, and then preferring GIRLS over Mom.

I’m not going to be a crazy mom and try to hold him back from growing up, but I will enjoy the younger years while they last!

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Kelly Ann January 17, 2013 - 4:17am

That is so cute that he still likes to cuddle, aww!

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Kelly
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Amy @Consider Me Inspired January 17, 2013 - 4:36am

Awww, it makes me think of my little one. He is a cuddle bug and he will be starting school in August and it makes me a teary eyed just thinking about it.

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Meredith January 17, 2013 - 7:51pm

Yes! Enjoy all of these younger-years moments while they are here! Fun to co-host with you today :)

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Julie Marie January 17, 2013 - 2:36pm

i absolutely love this.. and i know that feeling.. those cuddles and snuggles. all my kids love to snuggle in their moment, but generally they just all love it. i love when it turns into a tickle way and super snuggle =) my fave! when you can tell just how happy they are to be snuggled up against you =)

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Melissa Ryan January 17, 2013 - 8:51pm

New follower here from the MBM mixer. Just wanted to say hi. Have a great weekend!

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Kera @ Nugget On A Budget January 17, 2013 - 9:39pm

This post was so sweet! I’m hoping to have nice bedtime memories like these in the future with my daughter. Right now, she’s a terror at bedtime! It was fun co-hosting the Mommy Brain Mixer with you today, have a fab weekend :)

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Christine January 18, 2013 - 12:27pm

following via GFC from the mommy brain mixer!

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Georgie Lee January 20, 2013 - 3:56am

Thanks for hosting. I’m following you through Twitter @georgieleebooks

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Jelli January 20, 2013 - 2:51pm

How sweet! I sure wish my little girl was a cuddler, but so far, not showing any signs at all. Hoping baby #2 will be a snuggle bunny. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the mixer!

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Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. January 23, 2013 - 2:38am

Oh my goodness your kid is soooo cute, that is too funny!! So happy you were able to co-host this week! :)

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