Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Worn Out Love
Yet another conversation with my daughter (JLB), while I was cooking dinner last night. I had my back to her, cooking the lima beans, and out of the blue she said:
JLB: I love you Mom.
Mom: Well, honey, I love you too...I love you more!
JLB: NO, Mom, I love you MORE!
Mom: No sweetie, I love you MORE!!!
JLB: It is a biological and spiritual fact that I love you more, and I can PROVE it!
Mom: (Who was quite surprised at her daughters insistent tone
and surprised at her announcement that she had PROOF!)
Oh, I have to hear this! What is your proof, exactly?
JLB: Well, you gave birth to me, right? So all the love that was in you went into
me, AND since daddy helped to make me, then all of his love went into me too.
THEN I was born and I have all of this love that I made by myself...
SO, that means I have THREE kinds of love in me to love you with, and you only
have one kind of love!
Mom: (I spoke with confidence, feeling sure I had found a hole in her
Well, what about all the love from my parents that went into making me???
JLB: (Without missing a single beat, and laughing...)
Oh, mom, THAT love wore out about 20 years ago!!!
What could I say???
Dang, she's good! But, since this is my BLOG, and I have the final word
I LOVE HER MORE!!!! :)