She says “I love you”
She doesn’t say it in words…or at least not in words that I can understand. She says it like this…
For a long time now the little one has expressed her affection by trying to be as physically close to the object of her attention as possible. Most often this has meant sitting or lying on top of them. Pictured above is one of Bliss’s favourite people. She LOVES this little boy and he in turn is endlessly patient with her. I suspect he doesn’t love her as much as she loves him, which is fair enough really – I don’t tend to respond with overwhelming love to a person whom I have to be constantly patient with (!) but he is gorgeous with her and his Mummy and I do love to watch them play!
Now that Bliss is 1, I’ve decided to slowly teach her other, more gentle, ways of showing her love.
Yesterday, I was the object of Bliss’ affection!! We were playing on the floor in her room and all of a sudden she wanted to sit on me, lie on me, be really close to me and I can’t tell you how special it made me feel!! I started to sing (silently) to myself “She loves me, she really loves me”.
Sad but true.
On other fun fronts we had a little tea party yesterday. Bliss, me and 3 teddies! It was very cute watching her get the hang of giving the teddies some tea, and me, and then herself – she’s growing up!!!