I picked E up from school the other day, and on the way to gymnastics, we had this conversation:
E- 'You know why I love you so much?'
Me- 'Why pumpkin?'
E- 'Because you listen to me, you really listen, you let me ask questions and questions, you listen to my opinion, and you give me honest answers. I dont see many parents doing that. I really love you because when you listen to me that way, then I know you love me and that I am important.'
Me- *sniffle* 'I love you too sweetness, with all my heart'
Then over the weekend, in the driveway, sweating, in the rain, helping E to pull the staples out of garden fencing we needed for the halloween graveyard (it came out great by the way)
E- 'Mom, turn and look at me'
E- 'Now smile'
E- 'You look beautiful like that Mom'
Me- 'I love you too'
it makes it soooo worth it.
I love being his Mom, and I am grateful for that