We're sitting at the dinner table after a late return from our weekend. Just Cubling and I.
"Kuscheln, mummy" she says out of the blue (let's cuddle), "kuscheln on mummy's leg", she elaborates. "Du moechtest auf Mami's Schoss kuscheln? Ja klar." (you want to cuddle on mummy's lap? Sure). I take her out of her ill fitting high chair and we assume cuddling position.
"My hand in there" she demands, wanting to make sure her right hand is behind my back, for a good and proper cuddle. Then, "I you lieb dich. Mummy, I you lieb dich."
I'm smitten. "I besser now" in Cubling's words. How could I not be?
(NB: this was a first. She's never said this unprompted before)