#AtoZChallenge: L is for Love

Is Flashback Friday still a thing? I occasionally see a Throwback Thursday in my Facebook feed, but haven’t seen Flashback Friday lately, so maybe that one’s out the window now — an old school meme even. Maybe one day soon we’ll be saying, “I remember back in the day when we did Flashback Fridays and not these newfangled Memory Mondays the kids are into now.”

So, yes, this post is going to take us back in time a little — back in Little Man time. (In all fairness, so do some of the other posts, but for the sake of opening paragraphs and all that, we’ll just ignore that.)

Kids know a lot about love. They love their toys, marshmallows (yeah, I’m looking at you, Baby Girl, as if you can read this), and the godawful Power Rangers. They also know about loving their daddies and mommies and sometimes their siblings. They even know a little bit about marriage, as you’ll read about tomorrow.

Both of my kids love me. Baby Girl’s love sometimes crosses the line between doting daughter and obsessive stalker, and Little Man has mostly thought that I’m the most awesome person ever. They’re also both pretty open about the fact that they love me the most. (Poor husband.) Baby Girl currently tells us that she loves me “this big” (arms spread wide) and my husband “this big” (pointer fingers spaced about an inch apart). Little Man tries to be more diplomatic now, but those last-second changes to add his dad’s name to cards that profess how much he loves me aren’t fooling anyone.

Yes, I accidentally made Baby Girl a giant toddler.

For today’s #AtoZ doodles, we’ll step back to when Little Man was 4 and 6. (And we’ll also have a quick cry over realizing that one of these was half a lifetime ago and the other was before Baby Girl was born.)

The first one, at age four, occurred one night when I was tucking in Little Man. I told him how much I loved him, but apparently it wasn’t enough.

And in this one, a six-year-old LM had just given me a letter saying how much he loves me when things got morbid.

He has quite a way with words.

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

20 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: L is for Love”

  1. So cute. It kinda bothers my husband that our kids always come to me first for things but I try to explain to him that when they were younger he was a) working a lot and/or b) sick a lot, so they were told not to bother him. Now that they are adults and still coming to me first, a lot of times I’ll say, “You better ask your dad instead of me!”
    Janet
    L is for Loverboy

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  2. Your son is hilarious! I hope you keep a text file of all the funny things he says…!
    My favorite times my daughter (3.5) has said she loves us is when she says – half a beat later – something like, “And I love movies.” Aww, thanks kiddo….

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  3. What is this Memory Monday??? I feel so old I’ve never seen that. But I think Flashback Friday was too close to Throwback Thursday…

    And Em’s love for me definitely borders on the obsessive stalking type haha but it’s okay. I’ll take it. She’s a momma’s girl and says she’ll be my best friend forevers.

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