Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Little Nut Brown Hare


From the backseat of the car, The Mayor said,

"I love you as tall as a redwood tree, Mama."

Oh, the rare moments when I'm not "doing it wrong!"

"Thank you, Mayor! What a nice thing to say. I love you, too."

There was a pause, then he asked,

"Mama, which is bigger, a redwood tree or the ocean?"

"Well, that's a hard one because a redwood tree is tall and an ocean is wide."

"Well, if you cut a redwood tree down and put it next to an ocean which one would be bigger."

"An ocean would be bigger in that case," I said.

"Then I love you as much as an ocean, Mama."

I guess I got some long overdue back pay.

Sweet.


43 comments:

Mimi said...

All the way across the ocean ... and *back*, I'd bet. I'm glad you're getting a little love ...

Bon said...

sweet indeed.

Ali said...

ohmigosh. love.

ThatGirl said...

my ovaries! so cute

amy t sharp said...

so worth anything-perfect!

Moondance said...

Those moments make my heart stop!

Deb said...

I admit I was a little afraid of where that might go (a mother's heart is very fragile sometimes). In the end, I have to say that if I wasn't already pregnant, that probably would have gotten me knocked up just reading it.

Lisa Milton said...

Oh he doesn't even know how well you do it right.

*sigh*

So glad those words came today.

yummysushipajamas said...

Why must you always make me cry? Quick, talk about farts again.

:) Really though, thanks. This is adorable.

Biddy said...

oh! the uterine twitches!

Loralee Choate said...

It's sweet moments like this that helps parents get through the days where you want to take your kids to WalMart, and leave them there on a shelf with a bar code sticker stuck to their foreheads.

(Kidding. Sort of.) ;)

Haig said...

That's so sweet. I love it.

flutter said...

nice work, good mama

QT said...

Awww - that IS nice, coming from the Mayor.

Velma said...

Oh, the SO DAMN SWEET!

Bianka said...

Awww! I can hardly wait for my little one to start talking! (I just read her this book last night.)

Damselfly said...

What sweet compensation!

I love that book too.

Rachael said...

So adorable.

amy said...

Ah, you got to love the back pay! Congratulations!

Crazed Mom said...

I love this age. Such sweeties.


Remember this(write it down on paper and frame it) when he's 16 and sneaks out at 3a.m. and you wake up at 3:15a.m. and notice and he won't answer his phone and you're pretrified he's out car racing or doing drugs or driving drunk. And you're so furious that when he comes home safe and sound and snotty as hell at 7a.m. you want to scream endlessly. I know you cannot imagine ever feeling that way, but there will be times where you seriously dislike his behavior and attitude. You still love him, but it's hard to love him through the dislike some days.

OR NOT. He might be a delightful teenage boy and I just did the mother thing wrong. It's hard to tell right now.

Vini said...

You must be smiling all days.

Patience said...

Awwwww!!!

Nice.

Circus Kelli said...

AWESOME!! That's fantastic! I love those little moments. :)

A couple of weeks ago, Buddy spontaneously gave me an "I love you, Mommy." "Oh!", I said, "I love you, too." and I kissed him on the forehead. He replied with "Don't kiss me, Mom."

Mama Goose said...

SO sweet!

Cat, Galloping said...

Gatito has turned around on the mommy-avoiding daddy-attachment lately, too. I'd say we've gone from 90-10 daddy preference (for 18 long months) to more like 60-40 over the past couple. Sweet indeed!

WILLIAM said...

I read "I love you this Much" quite often and it always makes me mad that the Big Nut brown hair, at the very end, has to once again out do little nut brown hair....

Danielle said...

So, so sweet.

But I have to muddy up your comments by pointing out that I can never, I mean NEVER, read that book without accidently saying Little Brown Nut Hare every.single.time.

Oy!

She She said...

So sweet!

Trotsky said...

I'm not certain what kind of parenting school you went to, but it's my feeling the proper course of action would have been to turn the car around and retrace the Mayor's steps.
There's an overturned vase or spilled grape juice on the carpet somewhere...

carrie said...

And now, I'm crying.

I think I know what our bedtime story will be tonight . . .

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Now if you don't make me laugh, Trotsky will! That Mayor is a smart cookie to tell you how to tell if the ocean is bigger than the tree. He got some smart genes from his smart parents. Love, Grandma Seattle

Lisa said...

Awwww. What a sweetie pie.

Omaha Mama said...

Awwww. What is it about being strapped into a carseat that gets kids all lovey? It's great.

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Super B's Mom said...

I can't take it! *grabs a tissue*

TRS said...

Aw. I want a kid!

TraceyTreasure said...

We always say "I love you more than the moon and the stars and the sun!" You're lucky to have the whole ocean of love! Hugs!

zyriana said...

Just thinking... if you did a book with the Mayor's quips, it would be a SUREFIRE success.

I'd have it by my reading lamp for those times I wanted a giggle or a pick me up!

Thank you so much for sharing your family with us.

Monica

Mrs. Flinger said...

Seriously, the sweetest.

stepping over the junk said...

that's sweet. my kids say things like "I love you more than my underwear!" and "I love you more than the toilet!"

Kelly said...

Goodness, that is truly a moment to treasure.

Jenna Consolo said...

So sweet! We love that book too.

moosh in indy. said...

I have a friend who's daughter said "I love you more than heads on necks."
and "I love you more than elephants in Africa"
sweet little kids.