Friday, November 11, 2011

'I Love You'

The Sprocket hurled his green lollipops (aka frozen peas and my main triumph in the Sprocket-eating-vegetables-war) across the kitchen floor last night at dinner.  
They fountained. They rolled. They reached all crevasses.
My Beloved looked at the peas wearily. 
This was not the first food-stuff to be spread across the floor in recent memory. 
'I love you, Sprocket,' my Beloved said. (ie. I think I can restrain from strangling you tonight.) 
'I love you, Daddy,' the Sprocket said. 
And there it was. 
Our first 'I love you' from our offspring. 
'What was that, darling?' I asked, stunned. 
'I love you, Daddy' the Sprocket repeated obediently.
'O darling how wonderful! That makes Mummy and Daddy so happy!'  I enthused, the peas forgotten on the floor. 
The Sprocket glowed modestly. 
'Did you hear that,' I turned to my Beloved. I suspect we were both a little teary. 
'I did, our little boy is growing up.'
'Sprocket, can you say "I love you, mummy"' my Beloved prompted. 
'I love you, mummy' the Sprocket said. 
'Aw, darling.' 

So today, I'm linking with the lovely Maxabellaloves Grateful Saturday to be grateful for firsts and for 'I love you's and most especially for my little boy's first 'I love you'


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