It’s wonderful to hear your small child say I love you for the first time. It melts your heart. However to begin with you know that they’re just repeating the words don’t really understand what they’re saying. The months pass, their vocabulary and comprehension expands exponentially and then, one day, they say those magic words for themselves. That was my experience today.

Tilly had been enjoying a day with the grandparents – her first full day away for a while. We’d met as planned at the station and she was clearly pleased to see me and in a hugging mood so I carried her for a while towards home. She was telling me about her day when she suddenly came out with it “I love you very much, daddy” and gave me a hug.

It was a brilliant moment. My little girl is growing up and being able to express herself and share how she feels to those closest to her. I’d wondered whether she was getting there as just the previous week she’d said to her uncle “I like you for ever and ever”. It’s ridiculously cute and I can see it going down very well with family members in the months ahead.

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4 thoughts on “Three little words from the little person

  • 25 June 2015 at 3:52 pm
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    Aww it is such a lovely moment when they say it and you know you mean it isn’t it? Just gorgeous 🙂 x #ssamazingachievements

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  • 30 June 2015 at 8:51 pm
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    Lovely moment for you, when you know it’s not just repetition and they’re meaning it, definitely one to treasure. Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements

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  • 30 June 2015 at 9:17 pm
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    What a lovely moment, brought tears to my eyes. Treasure all of these moments. I’m still waiting for my boy to say these words to me, they are very special :0) #SSAmazingAchievements

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