Over a decade ago, when I first saw my not-yet-husband interact with his five-year-old nephew, they were playing “I love you more than.”
The game pingponged back and forth, each analogy wilder and crazier than the last. When my husband said, “I love you more than a lake full of Pepsi,” the game was over.
Years later, when our twins were born, my brother and sister-in-law gifted us a beautiful book, entitled Mama, Do You Love Me? Although it didn’t contain the line, “more than a lake full of Pepsi,” it soon became a family favourite.
This very book was used as the inspiration for poems that both Vivian and William wrote for Mother’s Day at school.
I may have had something in my eye when I read both of their inspired poems in bed at 7:00 a.m. yesterday, the precise time Vivian and William promised they’d let me sleep until.
I can hear their voices in these lines; I hope you can too.
Thanks for reading. I love you more than four bars of Toblerone.
Feel free to play the game in the comments:
“I love __ more than __.”
As always, goofiness is