Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Elephants

There once was a mommy elephant who said to her little elephant, "I love you". The little elephant replied, "I love daddy". The mommy again said ever so patiently, "I love you SO much" to which the little elephant replied, "I love daddy SO much".

"But don't you love your mommy?" asked the mommy elephant. "I love her a little" was the reply. The little elephant then expounded with "I love daddy this much" with her little arms stretched out as far as they could reach, "and I love mommy this much" using two fingers on one hand to show the distance.

"Do you really love your daddy more than you love your mommy?" came the next question from the mommy elephant. "Yes" came the innocent and honest answer from the little elephant.

"But why do you love your daddy so much more?" came the next question from the now humbled and somewhat saddened mommy elephant. "Because I just do" was all the little one would say.

As the mommy elephant tucked her little elephant into bed, a tear rolled down her cheek. "What's wrong mommy?" came the concerned voice of her little one. "Nothing sweetie" was all she could say.

1 comment:

Mrs. JoAnne Mabey said...

were you the mommy? it's only because you make her stay downstairs for the potty during meal time and you don't listen to her whiney voice and you put her time out! but i think that is how things would be said around here. i love you this much *note arms at full extension on either side*. :)