This is one of those conversations that made my heart melt…and pound at the same time! I didn’t quite know how to respond to my 3 year old boy. One night before bed this is what Caleb said to me…
Mommy: night night, Caleb. I love you!
Caleb: Mommy, what is love?
Mommy: ummmmmm, welllll….ummm.
Caleb: No mommy, what is love?
Mommy: well, I love you means I care about you, you are very important to me, you are very special to me…(obviously floundering for words here!)
Caleb: but what does “love you” mean?
Mommy: well, it means that mommy loves you verrrrrry much! Now go to sleep!