Cakes is not just becoming more loving towards her little friends; her new, sweeter nature is even being extended to me!
For the longest time, I haven’t been getting any physical affection from her, even at bedtime. She’s even stopped sitting on my lap for her night-time stories, preferring to sit on the floor at my feet. Tonight we finished stories and I, sitting in the rocking chair, scooped her up and gave her a big hug. To my astonishment, she hugged me back. I gave her a bunch of kisses; she took out her soother and gave me a big sloppy smack on the lips.
I told her I loved her, then said, as I do every night, “can you say ‘I love you, Mommy’?”
And you know what? She smiled at me, and said, clear as a bell, “love you buddy”.
She then proceeded to cuddle with me for ten whole minutes! This may not sound like much to you, but this is seriously exciting. I haven’t had ten minutes of cuddling since she was two months old, except for that time she was sick.
I’m pinching myself.