I find myself saying “I Love You” to The Texan and The Boy regularly. Several times a day in fact. The Texan will argue that I tell The Boy I love him more often. He may be right.
As a mother, I want The Boy to know that I love him unconditionally. I reinforce this by letting him know several times a day. As he gets older, he’ll probably be embarrassed and not tell me the same in return. But as of today,, we’re BFFs and I love that.
This morning, I woke to the whispering sound of The Boy’s voice “I love you Mommy.” [pause] “Mommy? I love you.” And then he pried my eyelids open with his tiny fingers. I replied that I loved him, too, and that the sun woke up too early today so we needed to go back to sleep. He didn’t believe me.
And so we climbed out of bed shortly after Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow. Early spring? We’ll see.
I mentioned earlier this week that my one little word for this year is present. And I realize that I may not be as present in my marriage as I could be. It’s 11:30 am, and I honestly can’t recall if I’ve told The Texan that I love him today or not. I have so much to work on for 2013.
Who do you tell that you love them more often – your spouse or your children?
This post was written as part of BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo February 2013 challenge. Today’s prompt was “When was the last time you said, “I love you.”?” Sign ups to participate in this month’s Blog Roll are open until February 5. You can still check out the participating bloggers and the daily prompts. Daily writing prompts can often become a great source of inspiration and encourage you to write about things you haven’t previously explored.