This was the scene in my bed tonight as Natalie watched The Lion King with the requisite blankie and stuffed animals.
At one point Craig was also on the bed, curled up with our little girl in between us. He looked over at me, smiled and wryly said, "did you ever imagine that this would be your Tuesday nights?"
I know what answer he expected me to give. Something about my younger (wilder) days. About happy hours and control of the remote. Times spent with fabulous dinners, delicious drinks and all my friends. For me to wax poetic about coming home to a quiet, peaceful apartment where my only plans included a drink and a good book.
But that wouldn't be the truth.
I looked back at him, glancing past my two pups and the curly headed girl immersed in her "baby lion" movie and I said, "yes, this is actually exactly what I imagined."
It's certainly not glamorous or fancy....but it's home.