Ok, no idea if that is a technical term or if I just made it up,
it describes this sweet one
We are still struggling with his need to be incessantly "artificially" charming.
If we don't catch him quick enough or have a hold of his hand firm enough,
he will climb up anyone and everyone he can get his hands on for a snuggle.
And the words, "I love you"
are like a typical greeting to him.
"Good morning, I love you."
Thank you stuff-mart cashier for handing me the bag, "I love you."
Man holds the door open for him at church, "I love you."
"Mom can I have some water, I love you."
Now I get that some of this could be lost in translation and he may just view it as a normal greeting, but gracious, it comes out of his mouth about every 3rd sentence.
And he has started saying it in Chinese as well, so I'm not entirely sold that he does not know what it means.
It's like air to him.
Inhale, "I love you."
Exhale, "I love you."
When we first came home Jacob had, what I would call, a normal reaction.
He was a little freaked out.
Had some fits.
Has figured out that we are pretty cool people,
and now is doing tremendously well.
When we first came home Joey had, what I blogged about, was an abnormal reaction.
He was being too good.
And now that I know him better.....
I can see right through it.
I am convinced that this is how he found love in China.
This is how he was able to get his needs met, and get some extra attention.
Smile the smile, tilt the head, bat the eyes.
homeboy got game.
Conversely, when his charms do not yield his intended result you'd better look out.
Cuz for something that weighs 30 pounds dripping wet,
he will turn on you big time.
And stubborn has not known a name until it has met this child.
What he doesn't yet know,
and what we are daily trying to teach him,
is that he doesn't need to be like that.
We already love him.
He doesn't have to try and convince us,
Hook line and sinker.