I've just received the best early Christmas present ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.
At the moment for my little boy's day sleep, I need to lay down with him while he falls asleep. It never usually takes very long. Today I had been out all morning shopping. I came home while he was finishing lunch and I told him we would go and lay down for a sleep. He really snuggled up next to me today, like he had missed me. I closed my eyes and prepare to catch 5 mins of zzzzzz's myself when I heard a little 'i love you mummy'. For a split second I thought I had heard wrong, so I went, 'mmmm?'. Again I heard a little sleepy 'i love you mummy'. I wanted to cry...I was so moved.
Now I know my boy loves me, and if I ask him he will of course always say he loves me, but this was the first time he has ever said it to me completely naturally and because he wanted to right at that moment. He was happy, content and expressed that to me by saying 'i love you mummy'.
I don't need any presents this year. That's all the gifts I could ever want wrapped up in one sentence.
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