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How often do you tell your children that you love them - and what is their response??

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Jazzicatz Wed 16-Jul-08 16:53:42

Just told ds1 (age5) and he said "you are always saying that mummy - I know!!!"

BroccoliSpears Wed 16-Jul-08 16:56:11

Ahh, bless him.

I tell mine so often I think it's just white noise to them! Sometimes dd (2.2) says "I yuff joo too mummy".

2point4kids Wed 16-Jul-08 16:59:15

I tell DS1 every day. He never usually responds but will occasionally say 'I like Mummy' back grin
He is 2.9.

TrinityRhino Wed 16-Jul-08 17:01:33

dd1 (8) every couple of days definitely mabe more
she says 'I know'


dd2 (3) says 'I love you'

dd3 (17 months) says 'nooooooo' with poky out little lips and really sweet

Flier Wed 16-Jul-08 17:01:54

every bed time and during the day somethimes too. Both dcs reply love mummy or in the case of DD(2) Wuv you mummy

artichokes Wed 16-Jul-08 17:03:11

I tell dd (23 months) a couple of times a day and she says "I uv oo too" or "we friends, good friends" smile.

Lazycow Wed 16-Jul-08 17:03:16

I always say it to ds (3.5yrs old) as part of out goodnight routine but sometimes also say it spontaneously at other times

He says 'I love you' sometimes just out of the blue too but I have noticed recently that he uses the line if he thinks he is in trouble for something - He know I'm a sucker for it grin

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Othersideofthechannel Wed 16-Jul-08 19:57:55

It's part of the bedtime routine here too. DS is 5 and he says it first 'I love you mummy, I love you sooooo much'.
I say it first to DD who is 3.7 She rarely says anything but last night she said 'I don't love you, I love Lucy' (friend she had been playing with earlier in the day)

OverMyDeadBody Wed 16-Jul-08 20:05:30

all the time, and he usually says is back or says some other complimentary thing.

On sunday we where in the peaks, DS was halfway up a climb and I was belaying from below, when he turned round and said "do you know what mum? I love you". Made all the hardcore male climbers gathered at the bottom laugh!grin

tiredemma Wed 16-Jul-08 20:07:50

All the time (sadly, I dont ever remember being told that I was loved at all during my childhood- maybe I was but I dont ever recall it)

So im always saying it.

DS2 (age 5 ) says " I love you mommy" and I say
"how much?"

and he says
"Too much!"

Oh he makes my heart melt.

Jazzicatz Wed 16-Jul-08 20:08:59

Just as I was putting ds1 to bed he said "I such love you mummy" Ohhh they can be so scrumptious sometimes!

VeniVidiVickiQV Wed 16-Jul-08 20:09:52

All the time. Many times a day. DD now says it without me saying it first - has done for a couple of years. "Mummy I love you SOOOOOOO much" smile. It's lovely.

DS also says it now - not as much, but, whenever I say it to them, they always say "I love you too mumma".

It's great.

lou031205 Wed 16-Jul-08 20:10:50

Several times a day. DD1 (2.7) has a little ritual. Whenever she goes to bed, nap, or otherwise says bye bye, she always says:

" bye bye, love you,See you later"

When I say I love her, she responds with a grin and a cuddle.

DD2, 11months, responds by bouncing!

beansmum Wed 16-Jul-08 20:13:35

I tell ds all the time, he usually says 'I love you too' or 'I know'. He tells me he loves me without me saying it first a few times a day. His new thing is to say 'I love you Mum, I don't hate you at all'. Not sure where he got that from!

lostinfrance Wed 16-Jul-08 20:13:49

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wasabipeanut Wed 16-Jul-08 20:21:26

I say it several times a day at least I'm sure and when he goes to bed.

Seeing as he is only 10 months I typically get a "mmwwrraaaa" back or similar grin

One day he will tell me he loves me and I will quietly sob with joy.

DorrisMcWhirter Wed 16-Jul-08 20:26:22

Many times a day!
Dd1 hugs me and says 'I love you Mummy'
Dd2 typically smacks me about the head, but she is only 9 months old.

WideWebWitch Wed 16-Jul-08 20:28:57

loads, at least twice a day and they say it back.

Goober Wed 16-Jul-08 20:29:11

DS1= twice a day, says love you too.

DD= three times a day, says Ilove my Mummy.( she is 12!)

DS2= hundreds of times, says love you more.

foofi Wed 16-Jul-08 20:30:51

I don't tell them. DD said to me at bedtime 'Night night, I love you' and I said 'Goodnight, see you in the morning'. After I had closed her curtains she said 'I love you' again - desperate for me to say it back!

Jazzicatz Wed 16-Jul-08 20:31:39

Foofi shock Why?

cmotdibbler Wed 16-Jul-08 20:32:00

Several times a day. Ds (2) says "I love you mummy" back and if I'm (un)lucky I get a very wet and snotty kiss

LindzDelirium Wed 16-Jul-08 20:33:41

I tell DD (5.11) I love her around 5 times a day - yesterday she went "come 'ere" and hugged me tight and today she said we should make matching tags to wear round our necks that say "friends forever".


GivePeasAChance Wed 16-Jul-08 20:33:48

God, you are all really lovey. About once a week here which does not seem very much compared to thread so far!

I was never told I was loved (aahhh) however I still knew I was!

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