Year 5, Day 183

On the increasingly rare occasions when Miles wakes up in the middle of the night, he’s generally good about putting himself back to sleep. And by that I mean “leaving his room and climbing into bed with us.” There are still some nights, though, when Miles will call out for one of us.

When I opened his door last night and said, “What’s going on, buddy?” Miles just hugged me and said, “I missed you.”

I hugged him and walked him back over to his bed. After he was tucked in, I said, “Now go back to sleep.” Then, wanting him to sleep well, I added, “And hey, maybe we’ll see each other in our dreams!”

Miles, sounding as pathetic and dejected as possible, replied, “No we won’t…”

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