Each night at bedtime my 3, soon to be 4-year-old son, drags out the inevitable in order to get me to linger longer in his bedroom. ”Mom, one more thing!” ”Can you get me a drink?” “I don’t want to wear my jammies shirt.” “Mom, I need something.” And a variety of other comments, questions and pleas to keep me in the room. His efforts only serve to escalate my frustration and cause me to pause to count to 10 multiple times over the course of the 13 minutes it takes to actually get him to stop talking and go to sleep.
But I would take all those 13 minutes and more of the haggling to continue to hear his final declaration as I’m walking out the bedroom door, “Love you to the moon and back!” To which I have been instructed to respond, “Oh, you caught me!” Which, in 3-year-old interpretations means something similar to, “The moon is the farthest away, therefore, you won the love contest, Coleman!”
I do love him to the moon and back. And farther. And farther still. So simple and so perfect.
Two color choices. Both 5″x7″ size. Actually, they will fit into a 5×7 mat (or frame) or mounted to a 5×7 card. Try it in a 8×10 or larger frame with a mat cut-out to fit the 5×7 image. Use a white mat to give it a little breathing room and it will pack a punch.
Happy Valentines Day.