My young work compadre & I, thought we’d try shaking things up a bit, so as 2015 drew to a close, we feverishly sat down to come up with some fun (and some not so fun) challenges for 2016. Each month, we draw a new
dare ‘challenge’ from the Tim Hortons cup atop of the credenza (yes… the cup is clean). For April, we selected a “photo a day”; and so, here is my April 1st photo (yes… a bit late, but I was recently preoccupied blogging about a far heavier subject). This however, is a wee bit o’fun, as the Fromage (my nickname for her, because all those who are in my close circle seem to eventually get one from me) and I make an attempt to finally follow through on one of our challenges; though we are in fact ahead of the game as ‘blogging’ has been started again, but not yet drawn from the cup!
While chillaxin’ on April 1st with Tante Hosé… we popped over to Chapters, so she could get her Starbucks fix, and we meandered through the aisles… self-help, fiction, children’s literature, and the fun trinket section at the cash, of course. I came across the display of the very endearing book “Guess How Much I Love You”, which I read to Mouks nightly when he was just a wee lad. And it is a fitting title accurately depicting how much love there is between parent and child, and beautifully illustrates how much my heart overflows with love for my fella. I have the sweetest memories that I hold dear of the warm snuggles and animated words as I read this aloud to him. There is something so peaceful and mesmerizing about the story…. and it warms my heart how it’s not until Little Nutbrown Hair thinks he has stated that loving Big Nutbrown Hair “all the way to the moon” is as far as you can love someone, and he is satisfied, and lulls off into a contemplative sleep… that Big Nutbrown hair then quietly and gently whispers, “I love you all the way to the moon…. and back”. ❤
I loved reading to my boys. I remember this book well, as it came with a poster too, a gift from my friend in Australia who was working for the publisher at the time.
A photo a day sounds like fun.
Photo a day will be challenging, but will also force me to pick a topic on something big or small to write about, so a challenge for sure! Lol….. And isn’t this really one of the sweetest children’s books?… (Though I do have a fondness for the quirkiness of Dr. Suess). 😀
I love Dr. Seuss as well. He’s extraordinary.
I remember bed time stories still to this day. Dad used to read from ‘The World Book Encyclopidia’s’ They had a children’s set with different coloured spines. We’d all hop into one bed and Dad would sneak us a snack too, teehee. I’m sure your guy little man will take memories of story time into adulthood too. I’m a big fan of Dr Suess too.
SWEET! We had those same books! Maybe the brothers bought them in a 2 for 1 deal? 😉 I hope Mouks will look back with fondness on those days when he gets older… Green Eggs and Ham I still have memorized! lol….