Seems these days we're all about divide and conquer, especially at bedtime. CPV handles the end-of-the-day routine like a champion ... and he does it all ... bathing, pajama mismatching, teeth brushing, hair combing, story reading, and "talk about our day" chatting. I get to focus on CJV, and I love that Natalie gets that time with him before she falls asleep.
As I rocked Charlotte across the hall, the two of them settled in for story-time. Instead of her usual request - Little Critter - tonight Natalie asked for a book called I'm a Big Sister.
Her title selection inspired the sweetest moment between daddy and daughter.
Before he even opened the book, Chad pulled Natalie under his arm, looked down at her little face, and said, "You know what, Natalie. You're such a good big sister. You teach baby sister all kinds of new things. And you play so nicely with her. Mommy and Daddy really appreciate you being such a good big sister to Charlotte."
Natalie wiggled a little closer and utter, "Ummm-hmmm" around her binky. It was obvious that she felt proud, and I couldn't help but shed a little tear.