It’s in the way he smiles
This little man smiled at me today… in response to my silly faces and it just melted my cold heart!
Most days when I go through my bag of tricks to coax a smile out of him, he kinda smiles but I’m never sure. He usually stares at the blank wall or down the corridor and starts smiling… at nothing… Creeeeeepy! (cue ghost sounds now)
But today, he full on looked at me.. made eye contact without any of the eyes going criss cross applesauce and SMILED. No teeth and all he smiled…Oh he smiled for days… he smiled a crooked smile, he smiled a flirty smile, he smiled a ‘i love you, you are my mommy’ smile.
My little sweet man. I hope you always smile through life!