Love you Forever
One of my many favorite children's books is the book "Love you forever" by Robert Munsch. My own children found it kind of creepy and I mean, I can see their point. But it just tugged at my mommy heartstrings and still does. If you're not familiar with the book, it talks about a mommy and her little boy and how as he grew up, she would pick him up and rock him back and forth and sing him this song: I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be". Even when the son grows up, the mom drives across town with a ladder on her car and sneaks into his house and rocks her grown son singing the song. So okay, I can see how that is a little bit creepy lol. For me, it has always been more about the symbolism of the story. As a parent with grown children, they're still your baby. You still want to protect them and a part of you will always see them as that baby you rocked and sang to when they were little. When they're little, you hear a lot of "they grow up so fast" but at the time it seems like time is moving really slowly. Then you blink and they are out on their own. But they'll always be your baby.
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My passion is to share the importance of playing, and not just as a child, but as an adult also. It is so important to take the time to play and be active. Our children are losing that.