Seth and I came home, and he played with the Light Bright while I did the dishes. Then, we made cookies together. He mixed with the big wooden spoon and rolled the dough in his freshly washed hands. He snuck as much batter as I would allow. Dropped a cookie on the floor and obeyed the ten second rule.
As I was putting the supplies away, I came across a box of glow sticks I'd meant to give the kids on July 4th, but somehow they got stashed away and forgotton about. I let Seth stay up late, and we went for a night walk, just me and him. We walked for a solid hour, in the dark, adorned in neon glow sticks and Seth talked non-stop. He told me it was hard for him to adjust sleeping in his new room when we moved here. He told me all about an episode of Chowder he'd seen recently. He thanked me fifty times for taking him on a night walk and letting him stay up late. He told me he wanted to do this every night.
When we got back to the house, we chased fire flies in the front yard. We took turns running across the yard with the neon bracelets, marveling at how they look like Slinkys when you run. He told me, "I'm so glad you let me see the night, because now I know I don't have to be afraid of the dark."
He said, "Mommy I really love one on ones."
Then, he said it again.
Tucking him in he said, "When we were making cookies I thought this night couldn't get any better, and then it did."
He is sound asleep in his sister's bed right now. All comfy cozy amongst her pillows and blankets, with a bunch of his own stuffed animals thrown in for good measure.
I love this boy with all my heart and soul.
Riley is on her first sleep over at a friend's house tonight.