After having said “I love you” to me, her dad, her granny – several times and for more than a year, one day –
Her: Mumma, what does “love you” mean?
Me: (gaping and trying to recover) Baby, you have been saying that for months now. You would know what it means!
Her: No, Mumma.
Me: It means that you like someone an awful lot and you always want to be with them. And that you are happy when you are with them.
After a few hours –
Her: I love you
Me: (trying not to be hurt anymore) But baby, you don’t know what it means!
Her: Yes Mumma, now I do.