March 4, 2013
Tonight as I laid down with Cole to put him to bed, he was still reading his book, talking to himself and I was just lying there, looking at the ceiling, thinking. Suddenly I realized that it was quiet so I looked over at him to find that he was staring at me with a cute smile on his face. We smiled at each other for long seconds; he was looking at me just as he looks in the picture above :)
And then he pointed to himself and said "friend?" [Lately he has been calling all kids "friends" because he loves to play with his friends!]
"Yes," I said. "You're my friend!"
Then he pointed to me and said "Friend? Mommy friend?"
"Yes! I'm your friend too!" I said.
He then looked at me some more with that loving smile and said "I luh you, mommy."
And I about died. This conversation happened more than once too! It happened like three times while I was lying there with him tonight. That little boy loves me. It makes me feel good. He knows I love him and he loves me too. It makes me feel like I'm a good mom :) Lying with him every night until he falls asleep is definitely time consuming but it is totally worth it and I will cherish these moments with him forever.