|Aves went into the face painting booth wanting|
a butterfly and she came out as a clown
because she wanted "to make Josh laugh".
Love this kid!
Tonight, I was tucking the kids into bed. The kids went through their usual stalling dance where they call "Mommy" as I'm headed out the door.
"Mommy, you forgot to give me a hug."
"Mommy, can you rub my back?"
"Mommy, can you sing me a song?"
"Mommy, are you going to bed now too?"
"Mommy, I'll see you in the morning."
This was the dance with Aves tonight:
A: Mommy, wait!
Y: (Wearing my patient voice.) Yes, Aves?
A: I love you so, so, so, so, so, so much.
Y: I love you so, so, so, so, so, so much too, Aves.
A: Do you know how much I love you, Mommy?
Y: (sighing) How much do you love me, Aves?
A: I love you...to the...to the...
(I see her trying to figure out just how much she loves me.)
A: I love you to the wall and back! (She's pointing at the wall about 6 inches from her finger.)
Wow, Aves. I'm feeling the love. Ha. FWIW, she got a big laugh from both Josh and I.