Aaron is a real chatterbox. He talks non-stop all day long and its constant chatter chatter chatter around the house. I love it! I can't get enough of it. He's cute the whole day long (yes, a bit of mom's pride here) but he's cutest when you're having a conversation with him.
Last night I said to him "You know, big boys go to sleep by themselves." So he tells me he's not big, he's just a little boy. It was probably an hour earlier that he insisted he was a big boy and should be allowed to stand on a stool in the kitchen to cook his dinner. But anyway...
I tried to explain to him that sooner or later, he's going to have to go to sleep by himself and that everyone does it. I'm not in a hurry to push him into this but I'm really trying to put the idea in his head. He doesn't say anything and appears to be deep in thought.
So I asked him why he felt he needed me to lie down with him every night. He had a really long and drawn out answer. The gist of it was :
"... When I go to sleep and close my eyes, I get a dream (I always ask him what he dreams about but I wonder if he really has noticed them.) Sometimes, we go to the Island of Sodor, or to the library, or to the park. We see Thomas and all the engines. And, I want Mama to be there too. Because you are my BEST FRIEND."
*sigh* You can't imagine how sweet he looked and sounded when he said it.