|She might say she just wants Mommy for Christmas…but last year she
seemed pretty happy about actual presents
Disclaimer: I didn’t actually have this conversation with my toddler. My daycare provider did. But then she promptly texted me the whole thing so that I could revel is the pure sweetness of Lilly’s confession.
This technically should be placed under Adventures in Daycare, but it’s more of a quick chat versus full blog post. I simply needed somewhere that I could commemorate this adorable exchange.
I also need date stamped proof of this loving declaration when she is 16 and says she hates me.
Daycare Mama: “Lilly, what do you want for Christmas?“
Lilly: “My Mommy.“
Daycare Mama: “Ok, but what toys are you asking Santa for?“
Lilly: “Nothing. Just my Mommy for Christmas.“
This made me both smile and shed a few tears. I like to joke about how much she is a Daddy’s girl, and she is. But we both also know, I am as much her world as she is mine.
Now, I feel the need to point out that when we actually met Santa this past weekend, she asked him for a reindeer. A “big reindeer” to be specific. A reindeer?!
That shit is so not happening.
If she persists on the reindeer business, I may have to draft my own trucker-mouth riddled letter to Santa like Nicole from Moms Who Drink & Swear.
Ideally speaking, I will always be her perfect gift. God knows, she is the best one I have ever received.
Read more of my funny little musings with my monkey with the rest of my Talking With My Toddler posts.
Such a nice comment from you daughter. I agree we need to hang on to (and write down because I have a horrible memory) these memories to look back on. There will come a time when they are embarassed by our very existence!
Crys Wiltshire says
Yep, exactly! And then it will be a sweet thing to share with her when she is past that stage and onto the sentimental-emotional motherhood roller coaster herself.