Sunday, January 2, 2011

Post Weaning Conversation

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."

7 comments:

Lolimahro said...

That is about the greatest conversation I have ever read! "I will want cuddles!" So cute!

young said...

Aw, so sweet! Keep up the cuddles!

*shell* said...

That is absolutely priceless. What a sweetheart! Melts my heart...thanks for sharing.

srosaryals said...

Bittersweet and beautiful...it's hard to see them grow up, but it's so reassuring to know how much they love and need you still...even when they are old enough to "not" want to cuddle.

MommyCha said...

This reminds me of my favorite book, Robert Munsch's "Love You Forever". Our little ones grow up so fast but they will always be our babies. Thank you for sharing!!

Gerry said...

These are conversations to be cherished forever!

Terragrl12 said...

Just too precious!