This morning I was in the kitchen doing my Mommy duties and grinding up food for my 16 month old that only has 6 teeth. She was sitting and playing quietly by herself in the living room so I decided to let my breakfast get cold and take advantage of the situation.
I had my Ninja out and ready to grind when I heard it. The awful whining noise she makes when she realizes Mommy (or Daddy) is no longer paying attention to her.
I heard the pitter patter of her tiny footsteps come around the corner and then “MmmmmMmmmmmMmmmm” of her little voice echoing through my kitchen. Then she found me and grabbed onto my leg as tightly as she could. I was expecting the blood curdling scream of frustration I usually get when she is not immediately picked up. To my surprise, the scream never came. Instead the “MmmmmMmmmm” changed into a “Mmmmmmuah!” Then another tight squeeze on my leg and another “Mmmmmmuah!” She was giving me hugs and a kisses. Instantly, my frustrated, tired, annoyed heart melted. I looked down to see her little grin. She learned how to give Mommy hugs and kisses! Oh my sweet child. Best morning EVER!