I had the best three hours of the week this morning doing this:
This is without a doubt my favorite parenting posture. We started snuggling this way when Greta was an infant. Maren would wait for me to finish nursing and then she would climb up on my lap to join her little sister. They both press their ears to my chest and curl up in a way so they are totally relaxed. (I, too, am relaxed–I am not violating my post-op lifting restrictions.) We three talk and sing and giggle together. Greta almost always ends up on my right, Maren on my left. This leaves Maren’s deeply dimpled left cheek exposed, and Greta’s deeply dimpled right cheek exposed. I tell my girls that they have their dimples because Mommy has given them so, so, so many kisses that there is actually a dent in their cheek from all of the kisses! They giggle and fill their cheeks with air to try to fix it, but that mark of love just won’t go away. I tell them the love is so strong that nothing can change it or break it. Love is the most powerful thing in the world. Anything is possible with love.
Maren’s left cheek, and Greta’s right cheek are forever dimpled with my love.