Today, thus far has been one of those everything goes your way type gigs.
I woke up early, had cuddles and a leisurely breakfast with my babies before taking them to nursery and waving them off for the weekend; they are having a 2 night sleep over at Grandma’s and are very excited (as is she!)
As we got dressed and chatted they were so absolutely delicious it was hard to think that I could ever love them more.
It was a far cry from the post disney on ice meltdown and it felt so magical I wanted to bottle it.
Now, I am not sure if the two things are linked but, a couple of weeks ago I asked the big little if she wanted to know a secret. When she said yes I whispered to her that I loved her.
She sighed and said; ‘muma, you just say that too much’. Wow, what a slap in the face!
I took it onboard though and have consciously tried to say it less and demonstrate it more through actions, after all, what does love mean to a toddler anyway?!
Turns out it means water painting on the patio, leaving your laptop and phone in the office, saying yes to ‘just one more’ story, playing pretend and really, really connecting, listening and being in the moment with them.
And then, if you’re lucky, you get the squeeze you hard cuddles, the one more kiss ‘nightnights’, the ‘Muma you’re beautiful’ compliments and the whispered ‘I love you’s’ that make your heart stop and the breath catch in your throat because it is so serious and sincere. And, you don’t have to say I love you quite so much because you’re demonstrating it and the rewards, I have got to tell you are absolutely priceless.
Thanks for the pep talk big little.
I love you and your sister; until the seas run dry.