We recently read Guess How Much I Love You—a sweet story about a young rabbit and his father—for the first time in a very long time. As such, The Kidling has been in a contest with herself to make the biggest “I love you” statement possible. This has included inquiries of the relative distance from Earth of the sun and our moon, questions about what exactly a galaxy is, and a lot of statements that end in “… and back.” It is charming, if exhausting.
Thursday morning’s stretch, however, was my favorite:
“I love you to all of the dirt in our city. And in the trees? How much is that? And around the moon and in the stars and around the street. I love you that much. I love you both that much. How cool is that?!”
Honestly Alice, I can think of nothing cooler.
* The former-almost-lawyer in me wants you to know this sweet (if dangerous) image came from this blog that a student named Janet made for a class on children’s literature. Hrumph. I wish I had taken a class on children’s literature. Also, I’m going to take a wild guess and say that the copyright belongs to Anita Jeram. Dontchathink?