Putting you to bed
You lay and smile
Listening to your story like you do every night
One leg in the air
One leg laying on the bed
One arm rubbing the headboard
The other under your head
You listen and hum and chat to yourself
Sometimes you stroke my arm as I read
And smile so sweetly.
Your chatter gets louder and louder,
And I have to remind you it’s bedtime
To be quiet it’s time to sleep
You just look back
Dummy half in and half out.
I finish the story
Kiss you goodnight and tell you I love you
“My mummy” Is the response
As always that I get back.
I walk down the stairs
Listening to you talking and singing to yourself
As you slowly drift into your sleep!