Who loves ya kid?

This week the wooer kicked it up a notch. A few notches actually. I feel kind of bad that I'm still stand-offish to him, but it is what it is. So what did he do to up the ante?

He told me he loves me.

Yeah, for him this is huge. He's never said those words to me before. Ever. He's alluded to it, but never those words. His specialty was always, "Who loves ya kid?" That was his way of letting me know I was something special. But this week, "I love you honey." *sigh* His special? "who loves ya kid?" My special lately? Busting his balls. I responded with a "Yeah, yeah, yeah. xoxo" I know...I was eloquent and gracious. Not.