I am a melted mommy, an official puddle of mommy goo.
Today my son, at nine months, patted me.
We were getting out of the shower and standing around dripping while I looked for towels when I felt it. Pat, pat, pat on my shoulder.
“Oh!” I said, “Are you patting me?”
Pat, pat, pat.
“Oh you sweet baby! You are patting me!”
I patted him on the back.
He patted me on the back.
Those tiny little baby hands patted me, and I melted, because for the first time, my baby was comforting me.