At bedtime – after snuggles, Bible reading, prayers, kisses, hugs, drinks, more snuggles…
Me: Goodnight, Claire. I love you.
Claire: I love you too, Mommy.
(I exit the room and walk down the hall)
Claire: (Yelling) I love you very much, Mommy!
Me: I love you too, Claire.
Claire: Mommy! (In tears) Come back!
Mommy: Yes? What’s the problem, Claire?
Claire: When someone talks to you, you have to look at them. That’s what you do to be a good friend. You didn’t look at me when I said I love you.
Seriously…this child is the queen of bedtime stalling.