Today is the 2nd day of NaBloPoMo and my kids came through when I was looking for something interesting to write about. At lunch, my 3-year-old daughter Boo, turned to me and said this;
“I love you Daddy”.
“I love you too”, I replied with a smile.
“I love you SO much, Daddy”, she went on to say. “I love you SO SO much”.
Before I had a chance to reply again, she went off…
“I love you SO SO SO much, Daddy. I love you and mummy more than anything in the entire world. I love you and mummy as much as I love my brothers. I love them so much and I love you and mummy so much.”
Takes a breath.
“I love you and mummy and my brothers and my aunt, grandma, grandpa, Bubi, Zaidy, More Bubi and Tita.”
“You know what else I love as much as all of you? I love my bed, and my toys. And I love my hair, and what I am wearing today. I love chocolate and I love candy, and I love my teeth – and brushing them to keep them from falling out – and I love the sun, and the grass, and I love wood, and I love the table and the table cloth. I love Hello Kitty and I love colouring and I LOVE school, and…”
Another breath, interrupted by a smile to me.
Then a pause.
I didn’t know what to say… All I could process in my mind over and over again was that she loves me as much as wood…