Most nights, when I tuck them into bed, I ask the girls to tell me some things for which they are grateful, in hopes that their thinking about good things immediately before bed will promote sweet dreams. Also because, it's a good idea to take pause on such matters. Here's a smattering of tonight's lists:
My immune system, Emily (they've both named their immune systems. Kate's is Samantha)
Max, even though she just bit me
"Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late"
The great, big sky and the moon that lives in it
All the green grass
Mommy, Daddy, Kate, Rex, Monkey and Lydia
All my books
My pink cowgirl boots
My lungs, because they help me breathe air
Sometimes, I just have to get up and leave the room or I'd be there all night. This is one of those nights. I can still hear them both randomly listing things every now and then. I'm awfully grateful for them.