And now she's telling us back.
For awhile, it was "I you" whenever we said it first. But now she's giving us hugs and looking up at us, unprompted, and saying, "I love you, Mommy". And my heart melts every single time.
The other day I was crying because I was frustrated with her TWO-ness and she looked at me and said, "Mommy sad?" I told her that I was frustrated and a little sad. She wrapped her little arms around my neck and said, "I love you, Mommy" and my tears turned to tears of joy. I gave her a big smile through my tears and told her that I loved her, too.
I know someday she's going to tell me that she hates me and when that moment comes, I'm going to remember these moments, this little voice, saying "I love you, Mommy".