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
My humor column today in The Calgary Herald begins like this:
If you want to know how to ruin Mother’s Day, ask my husband. He was born on Mother’s Day. This year, his birthday once again falls on Sunday, and in the reality game of celebrations, birthdays trump pushing a kid (or two) out your vagina. (To continue reading, go to Why celebrating Mother’s Day Makes Me Want To Drink).
In honor of my husband’s birthday
which is ruining Mother’s Day because he’s at work and I have the kids all day, I am giving you the opportunity to ask him questions. In the great tradition of stealing other people’s ideas, I am riding on the coattails of Tamara Outloud, who invited her readers to submit questions that would be answered by her husband.
This idea scares me. If you don’t know my dear husband (DH), consider yourself warned. If you want proof of his twisted sense of humor, check out 5 Blog Posts My Husband Wanted To Write in 2010, when I was battling pneumonia:
If you want to know some (more) of his interests, here are a few:
- sports, sports and sports (mostly NBA, NFL, MLB, and rugby)
- stand-up comedy
- serial killer books, depressing Russian Lit, and anything Gulag related
- The Walking Dead, The Sopranos, The Wire, Dexter
So in the comments below,
ask any questions (serious or quirky) about me, about Canada, about whatever keeps you up at night.
My DH will answer them in a guest post next week. You’ll get some
freaky interesting answers. I promise.
If you want a slice of my (psycho) life, here are 10 updates I posted on Twitter or my Facebook page over the past 10 days.
Update 1: William vs. Hole
Update 2: God vs. The Fire Alarm
Update 3: Vivian vs. iPhone
Update 4: Me vs. Housework
Update 5: Me vs. Twins at Breakfast
Update 6: Me vs. Everyone in my House
Update 7: Me vs. Twins re: Birthday
Update 8: Me vs. Life
UPDATE 9: CANADA VS. THE WORLD
Update 10: Me vs. SeLF, Humbled BY KIDS
What’s an update from your (psycho) life?