My daughter started soccer practice a few weeks ago in the afternoons. My son isn't interested in playing, so while he plays on the monkey bars, I read or text or instagram. During one soccer practice recently, my son needed affection. He climbed on my lap and began humming. It wasn't until a few moments in that I realized that the 'lullaby' he was humming was "Silent Night." We sat together on a hard bench on a soccer field in September, rocking to and fro. All was calm, all was bright. Mother and child.