“I wuv you”

The unprompted, saying it first “I love you” has started coming from my baby boy and it MELTS me!  A couple nights ago we were sitting on the stools at the kitchen table when out of the blue Joshua looks at me and says, “Mommy, I wuv you.” Then he puckers up his lips and leans in for a kiss.  My eyes filled with tears…he had never told me that on his own before. 

Last night he melted me again.  Joshua was running around the living room playing and said, “Daddy kisses” and ran over to give his dad a kiss.  Then he said, “I wuv you.”  Of course Nathan responded, “I love you, too buddy.”  Awe my life is so full! ❤

Tonight I got it again when he pressed his face into mine and gave me another, “I wuv you.”  I can not hear that enough!!

He is the sweetest little thing.

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Motherhood is…Forgiveness

Yes, we moms have to forgive all the time!  I have to forgive my just-about two year old when he hits me out of frustration and remind myself that he hasn’t yet learned acceptable ways of dealing with said frustration.

I have to forgive my son for exhaustion meltdowns because being tired is hard.  Even for adults.

I forgive him for kicking me when I change his diaper.  And for repeating naughty words.  And for throwing food on the floor, yes on purpose.  And for not eating his dinner–3 nights in a row. 

But most of all, I have to forgive myself.  I have to forgive myself for losing my cool and yelling at Joshua when he doesn’t deserve it.  I have to forgive myself for caving and giving him the goldfish crackers instead of a healthier option because it’s easier.  For not giving him a bath before bed even though he hasn’t had one in 2 days because I’m just too tired.  Mostly, I have to forgive myself for not being a perfect mom because a perfect mom doesn’t exist, but I do know that I am the perfect mom for Joshua. 🙂