All parents tell their children, they love them.
I tell my children countless times a day that I love them.
But I never say it out of habit.
I mean every single word, every single time I say it.
When I put Harley to bed last night, I had tucked him in, kissed him goodnight and told him how much I loved him, as I always do.
I was stood by the light switch, waiting to turn it off before I walked out of his room when he sat up in his bed, looked at me and said “Mummy, I really love you.”
Gosh, I love you too son. You and your sister really are the best thing that ever happened to me.