Can we just talk about this for a minute?
I know a lot of people find this adorably humorous and I often see it shared with comments like: “she had that sass from the very beginning” or “hahaha kids”. But it’s actually really profound, when you think about it.
As adults, when someone tells us they Love us, assuming that we love them in return, we say the words back to them. It’s become an understood, unspoken social code, and as much as we may mean it; it’s one of those things we just automatically do. In the same way; when we tell someone that we love them; we expect to hear it said back to us. It becomes more about our own validation and expecting an answer to what we just said; as opposed to a factual statement that doesn’t need one and that in reality stands perfectly fine on its own.
But in this case?
In this case, Taylor hears those words - “I love you” - and she confirms them back to her mother: I know you do. Not “I love you too”, not “okay”, just…I know you do. For someone so young to show such a clear understanding of the fact that she is loved and valuable is the sign of an incredibly secure, healthy and well-adjusted child and it makes me absolutely overjoyed to see that she was such an emotionally stable individual at such a tender age. Scott and Andrea did an excellent job - as we all know. ❤️