The kids and I were sitting around the dining table last night, having just eaten dinner. Nik came over to me and climbed up onto my right knee (he does this weird over-the-back-of-the-chair climb) and leaned into me. And I leaned into him. Anjali, looking at us with a pleased look on her face:
“You yuv Nikky, mommy?”
Me: “Yes, I love Nikky.”
Anjali: “You yuv me too, mommy?”
Me: “Yes, I love you too, Anju.”
Anjali: “And you yuv daddy?”
Anjali: “I yuv daddy.”
Then…”He bwing me NECKLACE! On SATUHDAY!”*
* As he was leaving to go to work earlier this week, Pete asked the kids what they wanted him to bring back as presents. Nik, after thinking for a while, said he wanted a toy or something. When Pete turned to Anjali, there was no hesitation. “A Necklace!” And she still remembers.
Hope he remembers!