I have read the little blue book at so many bedtimes that I have every verse memorized.

“Look at the clock.
What does it say?
It’s time to go to bed.
It’s the end of the day!”

He sits in my lap.  He strokes a loose strand of my hair and stares bright-eyed at the pictures.

How I love him, love him, love him.

I close my eyes and recite the words of the book by memory.  Eyes closed, head bowed, the words of his story are my prayer.  A thanksgiving. Another day draws closed.  Another page of his childhood about to turn and give way to memory. 

His eyelids are heavy and eager to dream.  He cuddles up to me, nurses, and drifts so softly to sleep.  He knows the scent of my skin and like his stories, I have every detail of him memorized.  My tiny dreamer.

I recite the details of him in my mind so that I will never forget . . .

“Good night my precious. . .
Go to sleep
Go to sleep . . .
Shhh shhhh shhhh.” 
Wynn’s bedtime book (and the cool story behind it) here.


  1. What a sweet book! I love giving books as gifts to new parents. This is a good one to add to the list. He is so precious!

  2. Dear Erin,

    Beautifully spoken.

    How we’ve learned that it’s the
    little things that make us happy.

    Isn’t it?

    I wish many more blessings for
    you and I hope the best is yet
    to be.

    Have a beautiful day with your little man.


    Coastal Blue Ocean

  3. oh! oh! oh! I’m going to have to get a copy of that sweet book for my 6 week old son. I’ve been looking for a simple book to start a bedtime routine! that’s just precious!!!

  4. beautiful picture! he’s adorable. so sorry about your basement though 🙁 glad that is behind you. LOVE, mary

  5. Happy Mother’s Day*
    You won’t forget anything! Stop by you might enjoy the post I just made!

  6. How precious he is…Happy Mother’s Day Erin ! any updates on the possibility of the cottage ?
    love and blessings,

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