Ian and I have had a bedtime ritual for the last few months. Shea gives him a bath and after drying him, Ian runs (naked) into the living room as he squeals any number of things. I then give him a big hug, kiss his wet little face, bounce him up and down a few times and then hand him back to Shea for pj's and a diaper.
Then Shea carries him to bed and if all goes well he sleeps. On that trip into his bedroom I've always said, "Goodnight Ian. I love you."
He always responds with something with a little prompting from dad.
Tonight, without prompts, he said. "Goonight momma. I wuv you very much."
WOW! He makes my day :)