Monday, July 14, 2008

Guess How Much I Love You?

"I love you, Mommy."
I love you, too, Drew.

"How much do I love you, mommy?"
Oh, I don't know, buddy! You tell me.

"This much!" (His arms are outstretched.)
Well, I love you THIS much! (I stand on my tip toes and reach high into the air. He's delighted.)

"I love YOU THIS MUCH!" (He climbs two steps higher on the playground stairs and reaches up).
I know! I love you like THIS!
(I grab hold of the playground monkey bars and hang half upside down, half sideways).

We both erupt into laughter.
Several minutes of silly professions of love follow.

If he only knew how much...

(this entire conversation was inspired by one of our favorite bedtime books, "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney, pictured above.)

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