Anders is really sick today with a bad cold and constantly running nose. He is a tough kid so you know it is bad when he breaks down crying because his runny nose hurts and his eyes are watering non-stop. I put him down for his nap at his usual time, but he woke up an hour earlier than he usually does. I went in and gave him a little bit of water and then told him he needed to go back to sleep. I didn't hear anything from the living room for an hour. I just walked past his room to get something from the kitchen and saw/heard him playing with a toy in his crib. For some reason this sight filled my heart with so much joy! How could it not fill my heart with warmth that my sick little boy wanted to make his mom happy by staying quiet for an hour in his crib even though he couldn't fall back asleep? He is so amazing! It is millions of little moments like these that make being a mom so wonderful.