Then there's man cub.
My softy with a phrase for every occasion.
Here's what he's been saying these days:
"Night time is my favorite time of year"
while we were cuddling on the couch he gazes into my eyes with a sigh:
"aaahhhhh, my huge mommy"
This morning during story time he looks at my face with a startled expression:
"Mom! DO you have a pirate tooth???????" (He noticed my silver filling for the first time. )
In his loudest screechiest boy voice