Here’s an excerpt from tonight’s pre-bedtime conversation:
Pilgrim Mom: Mommy loves you very much.
PM: Do you know what “love” means?
Porthos: It means hearts.
PM: You mean you draw hearts for people you love?
PM: That’s true. What else does “love” mean?
Porthos: (thinking) It means you are nice to them.
PM: Yes that’s true too. Can you think of anything else?
Porthos: (snuggling up to me) It means you cuddle them!
A good few minutes later….
Porthos: Hey Mommy! I love you.
Followed, needless to say, by a big round of hugs and kisses 🙂