Overheard minutes ago:
Lizzie: "Seth, do you love Mommy?"
Seth: "Do you?"
Lizzie: "YES!!!" Do you?
Seth: "I don't want to say."
Lizzie: "Why not?"
Seth: "I just don't want to. I don't want to talk about it. I not going to say it."
Sigh. I know that I just wrote this post two weeks ago. Usually it's totally ok that he can't say the words. But this morning, in the moments that hovered between her questions and his answers, I let myself quietly hope for a response that was just a little different.