My son was on the phone with my Mom, who he calls Vo-Vo (it’s Portuguese for grandma), when suddenly he blurted out, “Hey Vo-Vo! You know the biggest book in your house? Well, I love you all the pages in that book!” Apparently, he thought up a new version of his “I love you to infinity game”.
I smiled as he listened to her then he said, “Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Yeah. Well, I love you 10,000 miles.”
I looked over at my little guy, fresh from a bath, all cozy on the couch in his Mario pajamas and I started to get teary. He looked so perfect and sweet, holding the phone to his ear and it melted my heart to hear him talking to my Mom like that.
Again, he took in her reply, “Oh! Uh-huh. Well, I love you all the way into space in a rocket ship.”
He listened again as she tried to top him and I should have known the heart-melting wouldn’t last.
Because he then grew tired of his own game when he let out a big sigh then said, “You know what? I think we tied.”