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What's the sweetest thing your child has ever said? Share to win exclusive Guess How Much I Love You goodies

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EmilyMumsnet · 22/06/2015 10:38

For twenty years, picture book classic Guess How Much I Love You has captured the bond between parent and child, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare try to describe their love for one another, ending with the heart-warming, and now iconic phrase, “I love you to the moon – and back.”

Author Sam says “I know that somewhere in the world a mum or dad will reach for a copy, and read it to the most precious thing they have in the world. That thought really pleases me.”

In this spirit, we’re asking you to share the loveliest thing your child has ever said to you. Share your child's sweetest words and you'll be in the running to win a Guess How Much I Love You limited edition tote bag, a signed copy of the anniversary edition, a cuddly Nutbrown Hare plush toy, stickers and a poster.

In the meantime you can also enjoy these wonderful free Guess How Much I Love You activity sheets, available to download and print out.

This competition is sponsored by Walker books

This competition is now closed.
And the winner is...
Hurr1cane, with the touching story about her son

Congratulations Hurr1cane and thanks to every for contributing their lovely stories!

What's the sweetest thing your child has ever said? Share to win exclusive Guess How Much I Love You goodies
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TrollTheRespawnJeremy · 22/06/2015 14:13

DP's father's day card said " I love you Dada because you drive me to school, made my trampoline and have girly hair..."

Strange things that seem to spur love there!

My favourite line that always makes me tear up is when I was tucking her into bed, we'd been reading a long book together for a few weeks and had just finished. She said "Mama, I will remember you here forever."

She is 5, she was worried that Mama had something 'stuck in her eye' after that!

AugustRose · 22/06/2015 14:33

DS2 (4) told me this morning that I smelled like flowers :) and a few weeks ago he said he loved my sleek brown hair Confused not sure where he got that from.

KittyandTeal · 22/06/2015 14:37

Our 2.8yo dd has taken to coming into our room in the morning, snuggling under the covers and declaring 'mummy I love you soooo much'

It's about as pleasant as it can be at 7am :)

Jo4040 · 22/06/2015 14:47

I asked my neice why she loves grandad so much. She replied. 'Because he knows all the words to Let it Go' Lol

ByTheWishingWell · 22/06/2015 14:55

I was sitting in the baby bit of the swimming pool with DD (about 20 months old), and she was toddling around, very proud of herself for not needing to hold on to me. She slipped and started to fall in, I let out a big panicky gasp and grabbed her, and she just calmly turned to me with a big smile and said 's'ok, mummy got you'. My heart melted a bit. GrinBlush

Emrob86 · 22/06/2015 17:02

My own daughter is too little to say proper sentences but I boy that I looked after years ago made my heart melt when he told me he loved me, completely out of the blue one day when we were walking home from nursery.

Kelloges0811 · 22/06/2015 17:06

My daughter (7) and son (4) always tell me and their daddy that " I love you up to the moon and all around the world" " your the best mum/dad I have ever had" lol and " I love mummy/daddy cuddles"

Supernana63 · 22/06/2015 17:27

I joined mumsnet as a nana to get tips for my grandchildren but recently my daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and l was with her during labour. At one point she looked at me and said thank you for being here mum you are the best mum and nana ever and l love you so much. Even though we regularly say l love you to each other this was a very special moment for us both Smile

lottietiger · 22/06/2015 17:51

I have had a bad cough and had an attack yesterday to find my two year old little boy cuddling me and saying" are you ok mummy" it made me well up inside, he is so little but was worried about me not the other way round :)

angie95 · 22/06/2015 18:05

The loveliest thing my children have said to me,is this "you are my friend,and I love you to the stars and back" simple words that are priceless. X

WhatWhyHow · 22/06/2015 18:11

"I love you just the way you are mum. You are beautiful and I don't want you to change". After overhearing my conversation with sister about losing weight and also hearing us talk about changing hair colour/haircut etc. He is 5 years old.

BlackSusie2004 · 22/06/2015 18:52

When my youngest stepdaughter was very small she said she wanted to grow up to be just like me, which choked me up a bit........many years later (she's 18 on Thursday!) after coming to live with us, she's like a mini me! Probably the biggest compliment you can get!

WhatsGoingOnEh · 22/06/2015 19:00

reading this thread in tears All these stories are adorable.

My 7y/o DS said to me at bedtime last week: "My friends at school laugh at me when I say I love my mummy. And when they ask who my girlfriend is, I say it's my mummy. I don't like that they laugh at me, but I won't stop saying it - I DO love you, Mummy."

I couldn't speak for the huge lump in my throat. :-) I can also never get to the end of Guess How Much I Love You unless I have waterproof eyeliner on.

PickledLilly · 22/06/2015 19:04

My daughter is nearly two so inevitably, a bit of a horror at the moment but the other morning, out of nowhere, she turned to means said 'mummy beautiful' and gave me a kiss. Aww.

JennyOnTheBlocks · 22/06/2015 19:09

DD asked me to take my gloves off on the way home from school, as holding hands with skin was "more comfy"

OriginalHugsy · 22/06/2015 19:10

My 18 month old DD is just learning to talk and obviously her vocab is not that great yet. Although I just wanted to share that after dinner today she said 'cuggles' (translates to cuddles) and then literally jumped on me to cuddle me. I'm looking forward to hearing her talk to me more.

MinnieMooo · 22/06/2015 19:31

My 4 year old said last week "you are my whole heart Mummy". Cue filled eyes!

sallyc06 · 22/06/2015 19:32

I always said to my little girl "loves you" and from a very young age she always said "loves you more"

Theimpossiblegirl · 22/06/2015 19:47

DD1 said that I had lovely squishy boobies perfect for cuddles. She also admired my friend's "beautiful big bottom" so her compliments are sometimes slightly off.

nerysw · 22/06/2015 20:25

My son said this to me the other night at bedtime - 'mummy, I love you so much I think I might pop'. Very cute.

timetosmile · 22/06/2015 20:47

My son is 14, a relatively uncommunicative and undemonstrative age. And never, ever soppy.
The other week, he said to my DH (a kid's surgeon)
"Dad, I totally respect what you do. You do an awesome job. I am so proud of you."
DH glad of the cover of darkness during the car journey home to hide the wet eyes....

hanliying · 22/06/2015 20:55

My 4 year old said that he would never leave me.

barricade · 22/06/2015 21:03

Our 2 year old is still learning to make out full sentences, so often his actions resonate just as much as words.

So just pronouncing "mummeeeeeeee" in the morning, or "cha-choooo" (nickname) and hugging his uncle when he sees him for the first time in ages, is just awesome to see. Current favourite is his recitation of the 'Alphabet' song - during the final line (Now I know my A, B, C, You can sing along with me), he will perform the actions, pointing to me and then himself at the end for emphasis (YOU can sing along with .... MEEEE!!)


llewejk · 22/06/2015 21:09

Good night Mummy, I love you - on a video which Daddy sent to me whilst I was on a rare night out.

Segga86 · 22/06/2015 21:15

My son told me once that I'm the most beautiful mummy in the whole world
It made me smile so much

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