3yo: Mummy, I’m thinking about something!
Me: What are you thinking about?
3yo: Some mothers take care of their children when they need something. Even if they have a baby and a big boy who is 3 or maybe 4! If the baby wants to nurse and the 3 year-old wants to nurse, some mums let their big boy nurse too, even if he is 3 or 4!
Me: That’s right, sweetheart! Some mothers do that and some don’t!
3yo: Which one are you?
Me, perplexed: I breastfed you for more than 3 years! That’s a very long time, and even when your little brother was a baby I still breastfed you alongside with him for a few moths!
3yo: But I still need it!
Me: I understand!
3yo, with his eyes closed: Mummy, do you know what I am dreaming about right now?
Me: I would love to know!
3yo: I’m dreaming you are nursing me!
Did I take out my boob to nurse him? No!
But in the morning when I nursed the baby and he latched on the other side without a word, I too, remained silent and we stayed like this, in perfect stillness, for a few minutes.
A few minutes that didn’t take any effort from my side.
A few minutes that meant the world to him!