The importance of being kind to yourself

On our way to the local shops – Ella on her balance bike, me on my bike behind her:

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.

1 minute later.

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.

1 minute later.

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.

2 minutes later.

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.

3 minutes later.

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.
Ella – We say that much times, don’t we?
Me – That’s ok.
Ella – We say that all the times!
Me – That’s ok, nothing wrong with that.

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2 hours later at home:

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.

1 minute later.

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.

2 minutes later.

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.

3 minutes later.

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.

1 minute later.

Ella – Mum?
Me – Yes Ella.
Ella – I love you.
Me – I love you too, sweetie.
Ella – I just want to say that all the time! We say that so much times!
Me – That’s ok. That’s because we love eachother.
Ella – I’m happy that we are so nice to eachother. And I’m happy I’m so nice to myself.

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3 Responses to “The importance of being kind to yourself”

  1. jeanie Says:

    I had a friend who thought there was some psychological issue with my daughter and I swapping so many I love yous.I ditched that friend – there is never too much love, I think.How beautiful.

  2. Lin Says:

    I used to think it was a sign of insecurity. And there was even a time when it used to annoy me. :oBut now I just try to now and then say it before she does! (Which is obviously hard to do sometimes)

  3. nikki Says:

    I think it’s gorgeous Lin! Nate is 13 now and we still have similar “I love you” conversations 🙂


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