I have decided, there's nothing better than being told a secret. By a 3 yr. old.
It is going to be hard to convey this through typed words but I'll give it my best shot. Just imagine with me:
Jeven: I want to tell you a secret Mommy!
Me: Ok . I then lay down on the bed with one ear "exposed" so he can tell me his secret
Jeven with mouth aprrox. 1/2 inch from my ear: "lip smacking,lip smacking, big breath, lip licking, lip smacking...."
Jeven: said at normal voice volume: WHAT are you laughing at? I want to tell you a secret!!
Me: Ok, well, tell me your secret!!
Jeven: "more lip smacking and big breaths, just getting prepared to tell me his huge secret, all done 1/2 inch from my ear"
Me: doing everything I can to not turn my head to escape all the hot air going into my ear drum!
Jeven: big deep breath: I love you!!!
Me: That's the best secret EVAH!! Thank you. And, I love you too!