This conversation happened a few days ago between Ryan and myself....
R: I love you, mom. [No one calls me mommy anymore, not even my baby :( When did that happen??]
M: I love you, too, buddy.
R: You don't love me when I'm bad.
I sat down so I was eye level with him and held his face in my hands so he would look at me [he's got shifty eyes :)]
M: Ryan, I love you no matter what. I love you when you're good. I love you when you don't make good choices. It doesn't matter what you do, I'll always love you, no matter what. It makes mommy upset when you don't listen, but I still love you.
R: Can you rock me? [We were in Nathan's room which is still a nursery with a rocker]
R: Can we do this every day?
M: You want me to rock you every day?
R: I know....we can rock every day when we come upstairs.
Even though he only let me hold him and rock him for a minute or two, I ate it up.
I know this window of opportunity to snuggle with and love on my boys will not last forever.
I need to take advantage of every single chance I get.