Theo, now 4,5, is working on the art of the compliment.
To the babysitter: “Hi N. you are my best friend. I can take you jacket?” [leans in to gently take her jacket off.]. “Oh! I like your shirt!”
Theo: “Mummy I like your food! Your food is good!”
“Daddy you feed me?” Mark: “Why?” Theo: “Because I love you!”
Me: “Theo, how about we go for a bike ride?” “Mummy! YOU ARE A GENIUS!”
Theo: “Mummy, you aren’t old … Daddy is.”
and the kicker …
Theo: “Mummy, you are bad and nice, and I love you.”