Another happy moment I want to share, and record so I don’t forget it. This was on the bus home, with a drowsy Cameron on the verge of being a cranky Cameron. It’s a routine, a familiar pattern. Please forgive the re-telling of a conversation!
Me: “Are you my wriggly rabbit?”
Cameron: “No. I’m Cameron.”
M: Ah. I see. So you’re my giggling grasshopper?
C: No. I’m Cameron. (smile starting – he knows this game)
M: Oh. Hmm. Are you my mischievous monkey?
C: No, a’cause I’m Cameron! (smile growing, he knows what’s coming)
M: Are you my coffeebean?
C: NOOoooooo. I Cameron, that’s who!
M: Oh. I see. Are you my Jellybean?
C: Yeeaaahhhh. (snuggling close)
M: Are you my little love?
C: I’m you’re big-boy love!
M: Okay, okay, you’re my big love. Are you my Cameron?
C: Yes. I’m Cameron.
(pause, then something new)
C: And I love you too!