29 April 2009

"Love You, Mommy"

I had errands to run today and our helper attended the playgroup with Zoë. When I finished, I made my way back to the center where her playgroup was held. Because it was almost 11:20am --when her playgroup finishes, --I decided to just wait outside and watch through the window, instead of going in. Besides, I'd forgotten to bring socks, which they require us to wear inside the center. They were finishing up Circle Time and were doing the goodbye song, where they walk around in a circle singing "Mulberry Bush" and when Zoë saw me, she broke out in a big sweet grin and waved to me. Each time they would pass me at the window, she would wave and grin and mouth, "Mommy!"

When she came out, I helped her with her shoes and then she said that she wanted me to carry her. I picked her up. She gave me one of her signature squeezes and then said, "Love you, Mommy." I couldn't believe my ears!

She has said I love you to Josh a few times (mostly when she knew that she'd been cheeky and when there's a chance that Josh might get upset at her), but she has never ever said I love you to either Chris or me.

As parents, we say I love you to our children all the time. To hear our children say those three words to us, without prompting or without them being in response to our own I love you's to them, has got to be one of the sweetest moments ever.


Lindy said...

This post melts my heart. There is no better validation to a job well done than your child saying "I love you" without prompting.

Good job Mom!

Veronica Lee said...

I was in the bathroom when Rodney knocked on the door and said "I love you"!

You're right, that was the sweetest moment ever.

BrnEyedGal said...

That is the cutest story! I know how it feels when our children say heartfelt words to us...
I wrote a post about my son, who said some really touching things to me as well!
What a sweetie you have there! :)

LPC said...

You just have to tuck those moments away in your heart.

Heather said...

Awww, what a wonderful moment! I cannot wait until my little one can say it to me!

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

What a wonderful, sweet, beautiful moment =)

Jenjen © GottaLoveMom said...

That's so sweet =D

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