My 2 year old toddler is an absolute chatterbox. He just does not shut up.
Lucky for him, he is insanely cute. And I can spend all day talking to him and listening to him chatter for hours.
He’s so naturally well-mannered and polite – saying thank you, you’re welcome, ‘cuse me, sorry, see ya later! And he’s so caring and sensitive, always asking me, “Are you ok mum?” “Are you good?” “What happened?”
My other two children were never like this. They were either self-centred (as children naturally are) or just totally oblivious to the feelings of other people (as children naturally are).
I used to believe that other parents made this stuff up. Naturally polite children? No such thing!
But Liam likes to crawl into my lap, wrap his arms around me like a koala bear, squeezes me tight, then leans back to look at me with his deep brown eyes and asks “Can I have a back scratch please mummy?” and he’ll flop his body into my chest and nuzzle his face into my skin… and go, “Ahh, that’s really nice mum.”
And my heart – oh my heart – it melts into a glorious mush of love.
Did I mention he is my last baby?