When my son was young and I was a weary single mother (isn't that being redundant? ) he would constantly
want my attention, "mom" this and "mom" that. One day I barely kept myself from impatiently screaming "WHAT!" I slowed down and went close to him and quietly said "what, honey?" and he said, "I love you mom" and I realized I almost blew it. Has that kind of thing ever happened to you?