I really don’t mind all that much, though. I love snuggling with her and feeling her warm breath on me, taking in her sweet after-bath smell, feeling her little round frame against mine. She likes us to lie facing each other with our arms wrapped around like in a hug. Or spoon-style –with her holding tight to the hand that I have across her tummy. So that she’ll feel it when I try to sneak out. I’ve been caught out a few times.
Sure, she says 20; who’s to say how much longer I’ll be doing this. She might decide to be a “big girl” one day out of the blue and I know I will miss climbing into bed and snuggling with her.