I Think I Wanna Marry You

One of the things I was always told when I found out I was expecting O was that little boys adore their Mummies, and how affectionate and loving they are.  They weren’t kidding!  My son has always been one for the cuddles and as he has got older the hugs and kisses have kept coming.  Quite often we will be sat playing and he will pipe up out of nowhere, “Mummy, I love you.”

He is, without doubt, a Mummy’s boy.  My husband works quite long hours and a lot of the time it is just me and O.  Whilst I get the best of him, I’m also the one who bears the brunt when he’s in a sulk or not happy about something, and the one to talk him round and out of it.

O has always been a good talker but in recent months he has turned into a real chatterbox.  Car journeys in a morning and after work are filled with questions and observations from my inquisitive four year old, I sometimes wonder what thoughts are running around in his head.

But sometimes he will say something which will almost bring me to tears with his sweetness and innocence.  A comment that melts my heart and makes me want to keep him this age forever.

As we were driving home from nursery this week we were having our normal chat about our day.  Suddenly he came out with, “Mummy, when I grow up, I’m going to marry you…because I love you.”

Maybe I should have told him that this wasn’t possible, that little boys don’t marry their Mummies, that I was already married to his Daddy, but he’ll figure all that out for himself soon enough.  In a few years he’ll probably be cringing that I can even remember that he once told me that, and in the even longer future there will one day be another woman who he wants to say that to and a woman who will be his wife.

But right now, at just turned 4, I’m happy to be the favourite woman in his world.  And so I answered…

“Okay sweetheart, I love you too.”

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  1. Rebecca
    January 17, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Aah so lovely. I think I’d have cried lol! x x

  2. January 17, 2016 / 10:24 am

    This is just lovely! My children haven’t yet asked to marry me, but they have asked to move out! Hehe! xx

  3. January 17, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Aw this is so cute Jo. What a lovely little boy you have. And yes definitely your response was perfect. I can’t wait to have a little boy to see about all this love they have for their mamas. x

    • January 18, 2016 / 10:31 am

      I think my husband is hoping son number 2 is a bit more of a Daddy’s boy, O is all about his Mummy. There is something a bit special though about a mother and son bond. xx
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  4. January 17, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, don’t they just say the sweetest things sometimes!! My little one has recently started telling us she loves us and it makes we want to cry every time!! xxx

    • January 18, 2016 / 10:32 am

      The first time they start to say it, it’s amazing, especially if they can’t quite pronounce it. My little man used to say I Wuv You, so sweet. x
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  5. January 17, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    This is lovely, my little girl often says she wants to stay with me forever which melts my heart. I would love to keep her with me forever although I am sure she will change her mind x
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    • January 18, 2016 / 10:34 am

      I love it when they first start talking, although now we can barely get O to stop chatting. He’s such a talker! xx
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  6. mummyofboygirltwins
    January 18, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Ahhhh just SO cute 🙂 Harry said he wanted to marry me the other day, and Lottie her Nanny! Almost cried! Such a beautiful post xx
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  7. Notmyyearoff
    January 18, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    The boy and their mama thing is so true. Z was a complete little cling on. Now that he’s older he and Daddy play footy together and go running in the park so that’s their thing. I’m completely loving all the cuddles from baby E now. I’m quite happy for another cling on 🙂
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  8. January 19, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Oh this is just beautiful. What a sweet, sweet boy you have! I love their innocence too. LP always says that she is her doll’s Mummy and T is the Daddy and I never correct her. I love the innocence of youth and want it to last as long as possible x
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  9. January 20, 2016 / 9:04 am

    Oh I love this! My son is 5 and we have that same relationship – I get the cross angry side, the tears to be comforted and lots of love and laughs! We are very similar and get silly! I loved this because he said the same to me a few weeks ago too, he loved me so much and only wanted to marry me, it made me feel GREAT! x #ordinarymoments

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