This is Jude.
Jude has always been a daddy's girl.
I am generally okay with that. Since Vivi has expressed a clear preference for our neighbor and Ellie seems to want to snuggle with me, it's only fair that my husband gets a little loving now and then too. He's a great guy.
Today, however, Jude did something I never expected. This morning, I ignored both Turtles in order to do some laundry. They were entertaining themselves (translation: fighting over toys) so I let them have at it so I could serve the higher cause of providing my family with some clean underwear.
By the time I was done, it was obvious that Jude needed a break from Ellie. I sat down next to her on the living room rug and cracked open a book. Before I began to read, Jude grabbed my hand and said, "Love you Mama."
I don't know if she really does love me or if she was just sick of her sister. Both scenarios are plausible but it made my morning, nonetheless.