This must be some sort of a record! In between all of difficult child's usual rudeness he has actually told me three days in a row that he loves me and not after I said it to him first. On Sunday, he told me he had to tell me his true feelings but had a hard time so he coughed, "I love you" and asked if I understood what he had said. I said no and he tried again and again. Finally he just told me because I couldn't figure it out. He said he had to tell me he loved me because he just couldn't lie. Then he told me how much fun he had with me that day. Yesterday, his birthday, he told me he loved me straight out. Today we were riding to a store and he asked me, "Mom, how about those Lions?" It took me a second to remember that he uses that as a code word to tell me he loves me. (He stole it from a Home Improvement episode.) I don't know what is causing this, I don't care, I'm just enjoying it because I rarely, and I do mean rarely, hear those words from difficult child (or easy child for that matter). Usually I just hear the opposite from difficult child so this is a real treat!