10 Too-Cute Toddler Moments
Sure, toddlers can be tough. But they can also be the sweetest, warmest, most loveable creatures on the planet. Adoring moms reveal the tender times that make them want to give their toddlers a great big bear hug.
“Leo always wanted to cuddle (and still does). He loves Eskimo and butterfly kisses. He would look at me all the time and say, ‘Mama, I love you!’” - Megan T.
“When my sister-in-law was getting ready to have a baby, we kept prepping our son, who was 18 months at the time, to be ‘very gentle’ with his new cousin. Given how rowdy he could get, we were so nervous for his first time meeting Lily, but he gave her a kiss on the forehead and softly patted her head and said, ‘Gentle.’ I melted!” - Katie K.
“I think the best thing about toddlers is watching how quickly they learn things and become independent. I cherish all of the memories of going to mommy and me class with my son Max and watching the look of pride on his face when he could do a new activity on his own. It was so exciting.” - Janie R.
“Usually my youngest, Gabe, is still napping when his big brother Lucas comes home from school in the afternoon. One day last week he happened to be awake and nearly tackled Lucas with the biggest hug I’ve ever seen him give. It was so sweet and made me happy that they get along so well.” - Meridith D.
“When I was getting my 2-year-old ready for daycare one day, he looked up at me and told me I was pretty. After I dried my happy tears I realized I’m in trouble. This kid is going to be a lady killer!” - Chenoa S.
“My daughters share a room and one night I could hear my 2-year-old Cecelia singing her younger sister to sleep. That really made up for the tantrum she threw earlier in the day!” - Cheryl C.
More Kisses, Mommy
“My husband was putting our son to bed one night and I went in to give him a good night kiss before they started reading the bedtime books. As I was leaving the room I turned around and my son was staring at me with his lips puckered up again for another kiss. How could I resist? I ran over and kissed him again. Of course then he thought it was a game and kept puckering up so I wouldn’t leave, but it was awfully cute!” - Nicole R.
Please and Thank You
“The other day we went out to lunch and our server gave my son a cookie for dessert. Without even being prompted he said in his own warbled way, ‘Thank you.’ I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder!” - Victoria S.
Let the Conversation Begin
“I love that my toddler and I have started having ‘conversations.’ Sure, they’re mostly one-sided, but she can give me simple answers now and she even seems to have a sense of comic timing about certain things. We’re buddies!” - Shara F.