One of the sweetest phrases ever uttered by any child, in the history of parenting was posed by my three year old two days ago.
I knew it was the sweetest thing possibly ever said to any parent, ever, because she said it a second time a day later, this time to a crowd of Mothers, each one bubbling over with ahhhhhhh’s wishing their child would ask them the exact same thing.
She said, “Mommy, what do I need to do to make you happy?”
The first time I heard her ask, I couldn’t think of a thing in that moment that she could do that could possibly make me any happier than I already was.
The fact she was asking how she could make my life better, more enjoyable, more joyful in that second just blew me away.
Such a lofty goal for such a small little thing.
I held her cheeks and looked her in the eyes, nose-to-nose, “Absolutely nothing Chloe.
There is nothing you could do that could make me happier than I already am.”
Chloe: Okay, then can I have a treat?
A happy Mom = a treat dealer.
Now I get it.