Little O is at the age where he likes to run around, play, explore. With that comes the inevitable trip, or bang. In the seconds immediately after a bump I can see O trying to process what’s just happened and deciding whether it’s bad enough to cry or if it’s just a sulking moment. Either way it requires some mummy attention.
One of the great things about 2 year olds is that they believe mummy kisses are magic. They have the ability to make everything better. So when my son has hurt himself he heads over “mummy kiss me” and I kiss where it hurts and he’s a happy bunny once more. My little boy also believe that his kisses are magic too. On the odd occasion where we may have bumped heads he gives me toddler kisses to make the “pain” go away. He has been known to deliberately give me a little bump on the head, just so he can kiss it better.
I love the innocence of toddlers and how such simple things can take the hurt away. I know there will come a day when mummy kisses won’t be able to fix everything, and I’m dreading it already. However, mummy kisses will always be available for when my little man wants them (and when he doesn’t) and hopefully they’ll let him know I’m here for him whenever he needs me and I’ll always try to make things better.