Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie
Every child is different
For my son (8yo) I know that he loves me because...
- he slips his hand into mine when we are talking about something that is close to my heart, and he appreciates me being interested too
- when he spontaneously offers to share his chocolate with me
- when he apologises without sulkiness if I tell him that he has hurt my feelings
- when he gives me a hug at bed time
- because he can be sitting in a chair, reading a book while I am cooking, and he says 'Mummy I love you more than there are stars in the sky'
I would never expect a little note from him because he doesn't like writing. I would know that he'd done it because someone made him - not because he wanted to.
Awww! He sounds sooooo sweet! I like the part about him offering his chocolate!*laugh*
Babys are so cute like that, their little sacrifices that mean so much to them at the time.=)
I still remember when I was little doing small things like that! It seemed to me like a HUGH sacrifice when I asked my Ma, or Pa if they wanted my candy or something else of great value to me at the time.
Its always amusing, (I mean little children) when they say something, and it is SO hilarious!
A friend of mine has a very bright little sister, she calls her "Secretary Chara"
On the way up to bed Chara was doing her regular routine of clambering up the stairs on all fours saying "up, up, up! Usually at some point on the way up to bed, either at the top of the stairs or on her way into her room, she realizes she's on her way to bed, and either tries to distract with suggesting something else to do like "Tinkle, potty?" or will have a bit of a tantrum.
This time when she got to the top, she very purposefully and business-like walked straight into the office and asked "Did we get and emails?"