Monday, February 1, 2010

Everyday Life: The definition of love

My two and a half year old and I somehow became engaged in a really serious conversation a few days ago in the car.

Him: "Where we going, mommy?"
Me: "We're visiting Grandma Puppy."
Him: "Why?"
Me: "So we can celebrate mommy's birthday."
Him: "YOU have a birthday!?"
Me: "I sure do; it's this weekend."
Him: "Will we have ice cream?"
Me: "Yes."
Him: Will we have presents?"
Me: "Probably."
Him: "Will Puppy have cake for you?"
Me: "She probably will."
Him: "Will it have chocolate dripping on it?"
Me: "Nope, mommy doesn't really like chocolate. It will probably have strawberries."
::silence::
Him: "I looooove strawberries."
::silence::
Him: "Will you share your strawberries cake for your birthday with me, mommy?"
Me: "Of course!"
Him, laughing excitedly, his voice filled with relief: "Of course, you will because you always share your strawberries cake for your birthday when you love me!"

Yes, precisely, dear. Love = sharing strawberries birthday cake. When you are two ... or 27.

6 comments:

  1. First of all....
    You don't like chocolate????
    Second... that was super sweet.

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  2. Yes, what is wrong with you? Chocolate is very close to the sweet manna that is spoken of in the bible. I'm sure of it.

    Happy Birthday- strawberries birthday cakes sounds perfect to share with that sweet 2 year old.

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  3. Love that definition of "love" :) These sweet posts of yours are always so nice to read.

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  4. Absolutely - that's exactly what love is about ;)

    And a belated Happy Birthday to you! (I'm with you on the no chocolate cake. Little Miss had chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting for her half birthday tonight and I had none. AND WHOAH deja vu. Please tell me we had a similar post and comment last year at about this time!)

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  5. Bahahahahaha! I have a feeling most women in the world lurve them some chocolate. Personally, I would rather the following a) a white cake (the strawberries sound nice) b) an ice cream cake c) a cake made completely out of chips or anything else with a high sodium content. Though the little man absolutely LOVES chocolate. Not sure where he gets it from. Likely his Nanny. Love the post!

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There's nothing better than good conversation ... but not while talking to myself. Will you play a part in this discussion?

AND will you pretty please have your email linked to your account or leave it for me so I can respond?

Thanks for taking the time to make these thoughts into conversation.

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