Last night I was putting The Dude to bed. We read some books, arranged the stuffed animals just so, made sure the glowing Curious George head was working. I plugged in his nite-light and laid down next to him, he snuggled up against me.
"I need kiss" he said. I gave him one kiss on the forehead, and one on his nose. He smiled and closed his eyes. I told him I loved him and was so very proud of him and that he was a sweet and wonderful little boy.
"Stop talking" he said. Then he fell asleep.