A couple of days ago, Ryan woke up from a nap and really wanted to watch Mickey. I explained that I really needed to go to Target. I put on my best pathetic, pleading look and said “Ryan, please … Go with me to Target. I can’t go without you! I loooove Target. Pleeeeease. Go with me?”
I braced for a tantrum but instead, he flashed me a sweet smile and said, “Ok, Mommy. We go bye-byes now. I watch Mickey later, ok? We go bye-byes now.”
Then he kissed my right hand, then my left hand and added, “I give you kisses.”
And I thought, this moment … this is what motherhood is all about.