Those Three Little Words

by Heligirl on April 14, 2010

in Daily Ramblings

I don’t know what it is. Every time I say something to Sweetness, she immediately repeats it back. Ad nausium. Seriously, it makes me nauseous sometimes.

Me: “Do you need to sit on the potty?”

Her: “Sit on the potty.”

Are you going to poo?


Are you all done?

All done.

It’s about as productive as discussing the finer points of super novas with a parrot.

But when it comes to those three little words a Mommy wants so bad to hear, even if she’s big and tough and says she doesn’t, my little bundle of repetitious chatter goes mute. I’ve told her I love her hundreds of thousands of times. She hears me tell her brother, dad and dog brothers the same (I stop at the cats as I’m a dog person and the cats smell funny.)

I must have done something extra special because she decided to remove her gag order on the L word today. I went into her room after she woke up and she asked for a snuggle. I did my best to get into her little toddler bed and she snuggled up to me, giving me kisses as I did the same with her. She told me she had a good sleep, asked if I did (I spared her the details of her brother’s apparent failure to read the “mommy needs 8 hours of sleep” memo), and talked in her typical gibberish for a bit. Then she sat up and started taking off her sleep sack. I was just laying there watching her. Then it happened.

She stopped mid zip. Turned to face me. Smiled and said:

“I love you Mommy.”

Mommy started crying all over the place, took her into my arms and kissed her all over the face, thanking her so much and telling her I loved her. She was so pleased with the reaction she said it over and over again, clearly loving her new-found power to make Mommy cry.

Yes, today started out pretty special.


Christine April 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

You made me cry! At this point I still have a long wait just to hear “momma”.

veronica lee April 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.

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