At dinner I look over at E to find her craning over sideways in her highchair, toward D, making her lips into a kiss.
I’m in the kitchen, chopping something at the counter, and I feel two little arms hug my knees. I look down to find E and hug her back.
M wakes up crying from a nap. When I lift her from her crib she squeezes me tight. I hug back.
Holding both twins in my lap I give them each a kiss on the head. M looks at E and leans over to give her a kiss. E kisses back.
Seeing a cat at a friends’ house, M tries to give it a kiss.
We’re reading a book, Panda Bear Panda Bear, What Do you See? M leans down to give the water buffalo a kiss, and E kisses the lion.
We’re reading a book about shapes. M gives a kiss to the square.
At first, seeing that, I feel disheartened. Maybe they don’t really understand.
But on second thought, I think that square feels better. I think they know about love.