Connor’s been saying I love you for awhile now, but it’s something we have had to prompt him to say. Like when we’re tucking in at night I’ll say “I love you Connor. Can you say I love you?” Or when Derek is leaving for work, “Say I love you to daddy since he’s leaving.” He usually obliges and says it when prompted.
Last night Derek and Connor were going outside to play some basketball, which is his favorite new playtime with Derek. He stopped in the doorway, turned to me and said “I love you, mommy.” Then, just to make sure I heard him, he said it again. So cute. I love you too, Connor.