“I love you, K,” I whispered into her little ear and kissed her chubby cheek.
“I love you, mama,” she replied as she snuggled in for her afternoon nap, embracing her teddy bear Pookie which was originally given to me by Hubby when we first started dating 20 years ago. “Do you love Pookie, too?”
“Yes, but I love you more.”
“Don’t tell Pookie that,” she whispered to me, as if sharing a great secret.
“I won’t if you won’t.”
She pulled Pookie away to face her and she said in all seriousness, “Pookie, Mommy said that she loves you but she loves me more.”
So much for secrets!