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“Daddy, I love you”

I hear lots of people toss around the term “Terrible Twos” and it’s something I just cannot relate to. I’m pretty thankful for it actually. I woke up this morning thinking to myself “We really do have the sweetest, most polite 2 year old I think there is.” (Not to mention cutest) Anyone who ever watches him or spends some time around him, they are always quick to comment about how polite he is. THAT makes a Momma proud:) Yesterday, while my husband was home with Cash, he said Cash was running around playing while he was in the kitchen. Cash came running from behind, gave Clifton a big hug and said “Daddy I love you”, then ran back off to play. We have raised such a loving little boy.

This brings me to an important question: Do you tell your child/children you love them on a daily basis? If not… do so. This may come across blunt, but that’s my intention. There’s no beating around the bush when it comes to showing your children affection. I know Clifton and I aren’t the perfect parents, and we definitely make our mistakes, but we have never shorted Cash of affection. Some parents put so much emphasis on parenting do’s and dont’s, which is ok if that’s what is important to you. But don’t ever neglect your child of affection. Children need it.

Thank you Mom and Dad for ALWAYS, even to this day, telling me you love me, giving me hugs and kisses, never saying goodbye without an “I love you”. It has made me the parent I am today. When you love someone, you tell them, every single day. You never know what tomorrow may bring.

6 Responses to “Daddy, I love you”

  1. Tricia Rhodehamel March 6, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    So cute! Thank you for sharing! I don’t think I have ever met Cash but he is adorable from pictures! From the pictures I can tell how much you love him and what a great mom you are! :)

  2. Ashley Hatfield March 6, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Tricia, you’re comment just put the biggest smile on my face. Thank you so much. Maybe one day you can meet him:) He’s quite the charmer. You live in the Dayton area, right? We should do lunch or dinner sometime!
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  3. Amber Sarver March 6, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Ashley, you and clifton are great parents. Cash is the sweetest little boy in the world. and i’ve been around some kids who were going through “terrible twos” but when they were with me they were angels, kind and polite, respectful of others. But thats because i m like you are i told them i loved them and i gave them hugs and kisses and they were great kids but when the parents came back its like they changed because they never got the affection from their mommy or daddy. But Cash is most def a cutie and a sweet child. you’ve learned from the best and i be cliftons moms a great mom too so you both have had amazing parents teach you how to great parents. well i love you all hope you have a great day!!

  4. Clifton March 6, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Great article hunny. He actually said “I love you, Daddy” and it was one of those times your heart just melts.

    Not only we tell him I love you every single chance we get but we always encourage him at everything and we always tell him please and thank you. Manners are very important to me and it’s important to me that he have them as well. Great job mommy. I love you both.

    Daddy
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  5. Ashley Hatfield March 6, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Thanks so much Amber! That’s so sweet of you to say. @Clifton, we’ve raised such an amazing little boy:) Kudos to both of us. I can’t wait to raise another sweet baby.

  6. Scott Morris March 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    I am so proud of the job you and Clifton are doing raising Cash. You are exactly right in saying, “never say goodbye without an I Love You!” Even though you are married and a mother yourself, you will always be “my little girl” and I Love You very much!

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