The “swish swish” of a freshly diapered toddler when they walk.
The sound of little feet running across the floor.
“Mama” in the sweet little tired voice of a freshly woken child.
“Dada” when little ones are so happy to see their Daddy.
When the older ones are telling the little ones “Mommy already said no and you’re gonna get in trouble.”
“I love you too Mom.”
“Thank you Mom.”
When I hear the older kids outside my door whispering “Let’s see if Mom’s awake yet or not…”
Any of the kids giggling.