Thursday, November 18, 2010

She loves me

As I helped Rosalie out of the booster seat in the car, she turned her little round face up to me and said, "Thanks for bucklin' me, Mom."
She tells me she loves me twenty times a day. It's what she says when she wants my attention but doesn't have anything to say.
As we started to walk away from the car I felt her arms wrap around my leg. I slowed, so neither of us would fall over, and looked down at her. She nuzzled me, then looked up again. In the same sweet voice she said, "I was just wipin' my nose on your leg."

7 comments:

JennyHP said...

And she knows you love her, too, or she wouldn't have done that. Can you imagine her wiping her nose on the leg of a stranger, or even a less-than-nuclear relative?

kate said...

oh, that IS love. i hate boogies so much...what a totally adorable little elf. she is just a meredith clone though. maybe if i saw her in person i could notice the differences better. and i love her 20's bob haircut!!

Sarah C. said...

A booger badge is a mom's badge of honor.

Jenny said...

I love how you wrote this. I was expecting a very sweet and loving ending and then--wham!--boogers.

victoria said...

laughed again! What a sweet little snot deliverer.

Katie said...

I love how kids show their love. I'm sure it makes those little snail trails on your pants more endearing when she looks up at you like that.

olderockhouse said...

This one warranted an out loud read to Chad for a laugh! Very cute!