The one about a 3-year old melting my heart

Are you ready for me to get all sappy on you?

You know that scene in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days... where Kate & MattyMc are at his parents house and she busts out the "It's just... when your mom hugged me today, she REALLY hugged me...... for winning a game of bullshit” 

That’s how I felt this weekend. 

HJ & I took a mini roadtrip to his sister & brother in law’s house to visit his little skittles (one of whom you may remember just had open heart surgery about a month ago, and is doing really well by the way – thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!)

The littlest skittle, full of baby rolls and giggles, welcomed me with open arms and a mouth full of slobber.

As most three year olds are, Jayden was really shy around me at first. I had only briefly met him once before and that was when he was in town for his surgery. I hung back and watched as he played with the the new toy Uncle Scott had brought him, and laughed when he started asking me ‘hey you wanna watch me play with this?”

It didn’t take long before he was asking me to open his Capri Sun and telling me it was my turn to hit the ball. I was pretty sure I was a shoo-in at that point. Scott & I spent the rest of the afternoon playing with the little skittles and chatting with his sister and brother-in-law.

Later in the evening as we were playing one last game of “hide seek” before bed, he told me he was scared to go look for his mom, and asked if I would hold his hand.  He gripped it extra tight the further we got into his parents’ bedroom and when his mom popped out from behind the shower curtain he quickly jumped behind me and started giggling like crazy.

As Scott's sister and bro-in-law tucked Jayden in, he asked if Scott & I would come tell him goodnight too, so we did. After he gave his Uncle Scott a hug and kiss, I was the lucky recipient of the biggest smooch ever on my cheek from the little dude.

But that’s not the part that got me all sappy. About half an hour later, as the rest of us were eating dinner, Scott's sister went back to check on him and shortly returned to the table saying that Jayden asked her if “Chelsea could come back and give me one more hug and kiss before he goes night”. 

And that’s when I melted. He didn’t ask for his parents which he obviously loves, he didn’t ask for his Uncle Scott who he adores more than the world, he asked for lil ol me! 

(I found out last night that I am the only girl Scott has ever taken over to his sister & brother-in-law's house. Which makes it that much more special to me)



Melissa Jo said...

That is so sweet! I got to spend some time with my nephew this weekend and he just absolutely melted my heart.

Way to go on being the 'first girl!' woohoo!

Fly Me to the Moon said...

so sappy, but so sweet! you know me im kind of a fan of sappy things! Adorable!

Aly said...

That is so sweet! Sounds like they all love you!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Awwwwwwwww! Melts my heart. That is so so sweet. And the only girl huh?! Love it. Love you. Love this HJ dude. Who I am pretty sure thinks I am the weird blog girl. Oh wait I forgot...I am "that" girl. ;)


Mateya said...

Love this! That is seriously so sweet :)

Anonymous said...

So sweet!!! I am melting just picturing you and the little guy becoming best buds... I love that you are the first girl he took over there too! Points for you!! :)

Carolyn said...

SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

Marcy XOXO said...

Talk about a sap! I just teared up over this! How sweet =)

~Haley~ said...

That's awesome! When I first started dating Josh, I think meeting/playing/watching HIM play with his neice & nephew really sealed the deal for me! I don't even WANT kids but it was nice to see him with them!

Kristen said...

so sweet!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Oh that is too stinkin' precious!! Thanks for sharing, I loved reading this!

Anonymous said...

that is so stinking sweet!

Anonymous said...

what a cutie! next time you visit, you should pack him away in your suitcase.

after i typed that, i realized it sounded a lil' creepy.

but seriously, do it.


Marian said...

Awwww, I'm such a sap! Puts a nice little smile on my face this tuesday morning! Yay for sute little 3-year olds!

Sandra said...

What a sweet story! Absolutely touches the heart!!