I am a big girl now, but even big girls need the occasional snuggle. Everyone likes the warm and secure feeling of being wrapped up in the arms of someone who loves them. It’s soothing, comforting, and it feels so good to be the center of someone’s world for a little while.
Mommy and I have a daily routine which includes a good helping of snuggle time. We always snuggle first thing in the morning when I get out of bed, and there is always a good snuggle at night before bedtime. In the afternoon we snuggle before my nap, and we love to snuggle on the couch in the evenings at the end of our day.
There are also the little snuggles that are more spontaneous. Those times when mommy scoops me up in her arms for a quick hug and kiss. I reciprocate with my own snuggles during my free time when mommy leaves me to my own devices for playtime in the living room.
Snuggles are great in every form. They can substitute for a hello or a goodnight. Snuggles can be a great comfort if I get hurt or scared. Sometimes they can lead to kisses, tickles, and giggles. Other times they can be calm and relaxing snuggles which seem to make the world stand still.
Those calm and relaxing snuggles are my favourite ones of all. In those moments everything else melts away and it’s just mommy and I. Those are our quiet moments when everything stops just for us. Quiet moments are filled with magic and bring about a sense of connection and unconditional love.
Quiet moments can’t be forced. They can only occur spontaneously of themselves. Even if you create the perfect atmosphere, a quiet moment might not be in the cards. They only happen when everything is just right, but that’s what makes them so special and precious.
Whenever a quiet moment occurs for mommy and I, we make the most of it for as long as we can. We look at each other and enjoy our snuggles to the fullest extent. Neither of us make a sound for fear that the spell will be broken. We simply enjoy each others company and savour the moment while it lasts. The quiet moments are the best.