...but as soon as they can, they start embarassing you and breaking your heart.
Scenario 1: Adeline and I are at the grocery store. She starts pointing out all the men and yelling as loudly as she can "That guy's a man. P^nis!" (funky spelling to stop creepy googling - her pronunciation is perfect...)
Scenario 2: Adeline and her Nana are at a toddler play place. Adeline walks right up to a woman, gives her a monumental scowl right in her face and says loudly "I don't like this Mama!".
Scenario 3: Daddy has said that Adeline has to ask before she pulls the grown up books off the shelves. She throws herself to the floor and starts to yell " I don't like my Daddy" and "I don't want no Daddy no more. NEVER EVER".
Scenario 4: Adeline is trying to keep herself awake and is talking to herself and her conversation goes like this. "Adewine don't have no Mommy. No Mommy for Adewine. Not any Mommy. No Mommmmmmmy. I got no Mommy. I got a Mama. No Mommy." Now I KNOW she's just working through "My Mother is called Mama, not Mommy". But yikes - hearing my girl say over and over "I have no Mommy" just breaks my heart. I might have to let her call me "Mommy" even though it's never been my choice...hearing my girl say that she has no Mommy is just too hard to hear and I never want her to think that she has something different than everyone else in the world.
Adeline's words might make us blush or make our heart hurt, but they can also fill us with such joy. Today when Adeline woke up from her nap, she gave me a big grin and a squeeze and said "I WUV my Mama and I hug her REALLY REALLY TIGHT".
What's the most embarassing or heartbreaking or heart-bursting thing your toddler has said to you?