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Thursday, January 24, 2013

They love me

Two little girls were having a little trouble getting along.  I told them to choose a task out of the "Uh oh, we were fighting so now we have to work together..." jar.  Would you believe, they fought through that assignment as well?  So, they had to pick again.  The second time around they chose this task:  Together, compose a list of 10 reasons you love Mom.  Oh, fun.

Between them, these are the reasons they love me (you can probably figure out which ones were written by the 6 year old and which were written by the 8 year old).

1.  BKOS SHIE IS THE ABE2T MADOR

2's.  S's.  Same thing, right?  I believe this says that I am the best mother, as in "Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder" from the popular camp song.  Or it could say that I'm the best matador.  The author couldn't remember.

2.  She gives me lots.

I'm not sure what I give lots of, but it appears to be appreciated.

3.  I LOV U MOMMY VR HF

She loves me very half?

4.  I LOV U Y FOL MIE HRT

Stick with me here but I think it says, "I love you wif all my heart."  Those y's and w's get her every time; I even saw her peeking at the alphabet chart but I don't think it helped.  And spaces between words, who needs them?

5.  She plays games with us.

I'm not sure if she's referring to board games or head games.  Because I admit to doing both.

6.  MOMMY IS BE2T MOMMY BKO2 HELET ME VI2IT MOME SHEDO

Don't worry, I had a little trouble with this one, too.  It was interpreted by the author as, "Mommy is the best Mommy because she helped me visit Mommy Chanda."  Mommy Chanda is her birthmother and while Hope doesn't remember visiting her, we have pictures until Hope was 1 1/2.  Yes, that one melted my heart.  And continues to do so each time I read this.

7.  She gives me food.

This may not mean much to you but since it came from the child who refuses to eat at least half of my meals, I'll take it as a compliment.

8.  She tells me what to do.

Glad you like it.

9.  She helps me when I am sick.

Yeah, we just had the flu around here.

10.  I LOV U BKO2 U ODOPT ME

She loves me because I adopted her.  I think I'm going to cry.

3 comments:

  1. I think that may be the best punishment ever!!

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  2. Love this list they made!! <3 And I love the spelling ;) :) Will have to remember this punishment for the future :)

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  3. That melts my heart. They get "punished"...you get rewarded. Works for me! :-)

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