Rainbow and I were discussing Rocket’s upcoming birthday and the prospects of cake, when things got slightly off topic…
Me: I love chocolate cake with coffee. It’s one of my favourite treats.
Rainbow: Well, I love chocolate cake too!
Me: How much? Do you just like it a little bit?
Rainbow: No I love it LOTS I love it…. Thirty!
Me: Oh, hmm… Is there anything you love more then chocolate cake?
Rainbow: Daddy, I love Daddy thirty away!
Me: Oh really, who else do you love?
Rainbow: Baby-G, past a day.
Rainbow: What about mommy? Ask me how much I love you mom!
Me: Ok, how much do you love me?
Rainbow: I love you one-tee-four-tee. I love you forty away… when you’re in the county!
Rainbow: Now ask me how I love me!!
Me: Ok, how much do you love Rainbow?
At which point she broke into delirious giggles.
|© Wong Hock Weng John|
For the record, I have no clue what most of this means. Loving something thirty away, um I guess that’s good, right? I think it all comes of reading Guess How Much I love You, with nutbrown hares that say things like, “I love you all the way to the moon and back.” At least I can rest easy, knowing she’s got that whole self-love thing down pat.