Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mom's the word

At almost-five years old, I have no doubt my son’s favorite word is mom, second only to mommy. From the time we get home in the evening until he finally gives in to sleep, I am beholden to an endless stream of requests.

“Mom, I’m hungry.”

“Mom, I’m thirsty.”

“Mommy! I need help in the potty.”

“Mom, where are you?”

Last night, as I read quietly in bed, I heard one last, “Mommy?” from the next room.

“What, buddy?” I try not to sound too exasperated.

“I love you.”

With my heart melting into a puddle, I could no longer concentrate on the book I was reading.

“I love you, too. Go to sleep.”

What a great way to end the day.

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