The night after his weaning party, Ian went to bed without nursing but he said,"I'm still who I am after my weaning party."
He said it with such urgency and repeated it a few times as if looking for reassurance.
I said,"Yes, you are. We are just celebrating that you are getting older. You don't need mama's milk, but you are not too old for cuddles."
He said,"Will I get too old for cuddling? You won't cuddle me? I will be sad. I don't want to be alone when I am older."
I said,"I'll always cuddle you if you want, but I think when you get big you won't want mama to cuddle you."
He said,"I will want cuddles!"
I said,"OK, I will cuddle you forever."