Gretchen Rubin, a New York City based writer and author of The Happiness Project, and her husband have a very sweet tradition.
Every once in awhile after they’ve put their two daughters to bed, Rubin’s husband says to her, “Come on, let’s go gaze lovingly.”
They tiptoe. Jamie slings an arm around Gretchen’s shoulder. They stand for a moment together and gaze lovingly as their daughters are quietly sleeping.
These days my 11-year-old is going to bed later than I am. When we open the door to our room we invariably wake the baby, who’s a light sleeper. But just thinking about this idea makes my heart ache with how sweet and right it sounds.
Tonight James and I have a date: to gaze lovingly.
Do you have a sweet tradition in your family that helps you remember how much you love your children?