Stephen is adding words to his vocabulary daily, but he is at the point where sometimes the easiest thing to do is to take Mama by the hand (or clothing) and lead her to where he wants to go. He is generally very sweet and non-demanding about this leading, which makes him pretty irresistible to the aforementioned Mama.
This afternoon, a good bit after nap time, Stephen led me out of the kitchen. He led me down the hall and into the boys' room, where he took me by the hand and walked me over to his toddler bed. I sat down on the floor beside his bed, and he climbed onto the bed. He got his favorite blankets and cuddled up in my waiting arms. After a bit, he sat up and played for a while. Then he cuddled some more. And so we spent 15 minutes or longer, just being together... sometimes playing, sometimes cuddling.
How precious to me that this darling little boy (who turns two a week from today) likes to just BE with me. He didn't have an agenda; he was just a bit tired and wanted to play and relax. And he wanted to do it with me. I am honored and blessed beyond words.