First, I’ve been lately kind of obsessing over the fact that Miles just never really seemed to love me very much. I know that sounds ridiculous, but Oliver’s a total Mama’s boy, and Linus has his moments of that too. Those two are far more snuggly than Miles.
So today, when I go to pick them up at daycare, Miles runs up to me and asks me to pick him up. He NEVER EVER does that. O and L do, but Miles never does.
And it continues. He’s so sweet in the car, and when we get home, he wants to sit in my lap (“yap”), and we read a book together. It goes on all evening. At one point, we’re playing with puzzles, and he keeps taking his binky out and kissing me on the lips. None of them kiss with their lips, they just extend their forehead to you and allow you to kiss them.
And the best part…after I changed his diaper, I said “gimme a hug” and he did, then he said, completely spontaneously, “I love you Mommy!” (Well, “I yuv you Mommy”, but I think I translated correctly.)
Sniff, sniff! That’s the first time ANY of them have said that to me (without me saying it first so they’ll parrot it back to me. Heh. You know.)
I guess what made it so special is that Oliver and Linus show me how much they love me, more than Miles does. So it meant a lot that he actually told me.