Thursday, January 19, 2012

stretchy love

One night at bedtime, we were having one of those "I don't want to go to bed" "well it's bedtime" conversations.

 She said "but when I'm on my own, I can't feel your love."

 LOVE.

 How could I explain love, make it visible, feel-able, understandable? How could I explain that my love would always be reaching to her no matter where she or I might be?

 In the end, I told her that love was stretchy, stretchier than the stretchiest elastic, and stronger too. It worked.


As we prepared for a new year of kinder, I made this stretchy love heart for her back pack, so that a visible, feel-able, stretch-able reminder of our love would always be easy to find (and then I made two more, because even grown-ups like reminders).

5 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

OH catherine you're such a wonderful mum. and you put it soo perfectly, love is one of the most stretchy things and so strong too. What a wonderful way for you to explain it, so she understands you are loving her and with her always. and making the reminder is perfect. xoxo

jennie said...

You explain it perfectly - love is the stretchiest stretch of all!xx

Wendy Bernstein said...

So sweet!

Bungalowgirl said...

That is an awesome explanation and she is one clever chooky to be able to verbalize her feelings so aptly. melx

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Oh her words would have been enough to bring me to tears - how adorable! Clever Mum you are!