Saturday, February 12, 2011

"I Love You to Pieces!"

This time of year it's all about the love. When my kids were small I would tell them, “I love you to pieces.” My girls never said much in response, but my son came up with a response that was all his own.

“I love you five pieces!”

Every time I would tell him that I loved him to pieces he would repeat the phrase incorrectly. “I love you one hundred million pieces!”

He would just giggle and I couldn't help by laugh along with him. One day I finally asked him, “What in the world are you talking about?”

“You only love me TWO pieces, but I love you a lot more than that.” He told me.

I think it's hilarious how children often take what we say so literally. It just goes to show how one word can change the entire meaning of a sentence.

This Valentine's Day let there be no doubt how you feel about the ones you love. Leave a note on the mirror, put a card in their lunchboxes, shout it loud and clear, “I love you 600 trillion pieces!”

You can say it when it's not Valentine's Day, too!