The light of the moon made its way into the bedroom as the toddler and I snuggled under the covers. Another day had faded away and my little boy and I cuddled up close as we settled into bed.
“Yes sweet boy.”
“Do you hear that?”
“My flowers are growing!”
“Your flowers are growing?”
“Yes! They are growing bigger and bigger!”
“Yes, they are growing bigger and bigger.”
“Am I growing bigger too?”
“Yes, you are growing bigger, too.”
“Yes, everyday you are growing bigger and bigger and stronger and stronger.”
“Uh-huh Mommy. Just like my flowers?”
“Just like your flowers.”
I could see him pondering. Satisfied, he cuddled up next to me and arranged himself to fit into the curve of my side.
I held him close and we both closed our eyes. I drifted to sleep listening to the beautiful sound of a toddler and his flowers growing in silence.