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My two-year-old, Littler J, stretched his arms all the way across my chest and nestled his head beneath my chin.

I closed my eyes and pressed my cheek against his fine, curly hair. “Oh, snugglemuffin,” I said.

Noting snuggling that excluded him, my seven-year-old appeared and wrapped his arms around me and his brother. “If he’s your snugglemuffin, then that means I’m your … snugglecake!”

I chuckled as Li’l D squeezed even tighter. “That you are, snugglecake.”

“Because cakes are bigger than muffins, and I’m bigger than him!” he explained.

“I gotcha, snugglecake.”

“But I’m your snugglemonster,” he mused aloud. “If I’m your snugglecake and your snugglemonster, that makes me your snugglemonstercake!”

I laughed as I soaked up my little boys’ love.

Snugglecake, snugglemonster, snugglemonstercake–whatever you call all this, it’s bliss to me.


A year ago, and just as sweet

  1. December 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    🙂 ❤

    • December 23, 2016 at 4:14 am


      I realized I’m spending waaay too much time with heavy, heart-rending stuff, so that I’ve gotta work to emphasize these sweet moments to keep going. ♥

      • December 23, 2016 at 7:19 am

        You know what? They’re all part of life, the sweet moments and the not so sweet ones. Have a great Christmas! Lots of love to you and all you family 🙂

  2. December 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Oh, mama! Because a snuggle by any other name is just as precious.

  3. December 22, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    So lovely! I’ll take a baker’s dozen. 😉

    • December 23, 2016 at 4:15 am

      *giggle* Me, too! I hope to find a few moments like this today and over the long, long weekend. (Aaaah!)

  4. December 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Sweetness personified. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • December 23, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Thank you for reading & commenting! I’m working hard to find a better balance between harsh truths and kind ones, and savoring moments like this play a huge role. Every time someone replies with additional kindness, kind truths gain in the balance. ♥

  5. December 22, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Too many snuggles (and snugglemuffins and snugglecakes and snugglemonster cakes) would be barely enough.

  6. December 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Gorgeous family

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