I’m sorry I didn’t stay cuddled up with you longer tonight. I quickly tucked you into bed because I was exhausted.
The night didn’t go as planned, and I was frazzled by the time we got to the end of the day. All I wanted was for everyone to be in bed. I wanted the house to be silent so I could hear myself think. I wanted a minute to catch my breath.
But I should have stayed with you. I know you needed that extra time to unwind from your day. I know you needed an extra cuddle of reassurance. But instead, I quickly got you to bed, and my tone probably showed frustration. I’m so sorry about that.
I shouldn’t have rushed past this moment. You are more important than anything else I need to do. I should have taken the time to hear more about your day instead of desperately trying to get to the end of mine.
I can’t get this moment back with you, and I regret that because I lost one more night with you under my roof. We are now one step closer to you growing up. It seems to happen in the blink of an eye, which I realize more and more these days. I’m sorry I was selfish and put my desire for comfort above what you needed tonight.
I don’t want to waste this precious time with you because the older you get, the more I know how fleeting these moments are, the more I realize it’s not going to be like this forever. The next time I have a chance to snuggle with you a little longer, I want to take it.