I read an article on how to deal with toddlers. One very useful piece of advice that I took from this article is to listen to you kids and they do say "I love you." The author stated that kids act out often when they are in a comfortable environment (like when they are home with momma). Toddlers often test their boundaries (meaning behaving like devils) only with those they trust the most.
I then read an article on parenting. Sometimes, it said, leaving your kids alone is the best parenting you can do. Sometimes ignoring your kids a little and giving them room is the best way to love and nurture them.
Lets just say today that the boys and I both said "I love you" A LOT today.