A few weeks ago, Tom and Ethan walked into my mom’s house to pick up Siobhan and she ran to Ethan and said “I love you, Ethie”, clear as day.
It was the first time she said I love you despite some prodding from various people. One thing I can tell you for certain, Siobhan does everything on her own time and there is no getting her to do something she doesn’t want to do.
Needless to say, since she said those magical words to Ethan, we have all been wanting her to say it to us too. I tell her I love her everyday, not just to hear her say it (of course), but I may wait a few extra pauses these days to see if she will respond.
The girls have even tried getting her to say it by flat out asking her to, but she won’t.
Then, today, I went to get her from her nap and she wrapped her little arms tight around me. I said “I love you so much” and she said “I love you so much, mommy”.