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The I LOVE YOU Contest

My little one had a lot to tell me in the bath last night.

Mama, have you heard about the I Love You contest??  (This is the part where I quickly scramble to figure out if this is something she heard about from someone at school, a video she’s watched, or if this is coming straight from her active little brain.  In this case, I decide it is the latter). 

Well…(deep breath and a pause as she begins to launch in to a long, detailed story.  Her brown eyes seem to twinkle although she is very serious.  She loves it when she has the floor – so to speak – when she doesn’t have to compete for talking time with her big brother)…there is this I Love You contest for kids and their moms.  Or dads.  Or their grandparents.  Or even for their babysitter.  (Ok, got that part).

You go outside, to a park I think, and everyone has a telescope.  And then the kids take turns gathering up all the love they have inside them and then shooting it up into the sky. (I think that explains why you need the telescopes – although I could be wrong – sometimes it is better not to ask for clarification).

And, Mama…(another dramatic pause)…whoever has the MOST love and makes it go the farthest wins.

And Mama, know what?  Sometimes the kids wear pink t-shirts with big hearts on them. (Oh really?  You HAVE to wear pink?  What if you don’t like pink – or don’t have any pink?  I couldn’t resist teasing her a bit). 

Well, the moms and dads don’t have to, but it helps if the kids do because after all, pink has so much love in it.  And it always helps if the moms wear the same as the kids because then you know they are on the same team.  (Ah yes, why didn’t I think of that?)

And Mama, you know what?  If we were in that contest, you and me, you know what?  I know we’d win!

Of course we would.  That much I know. 

Yes, an I Love You contest – this Zen Mama Wannabe thinks the idea has a lot of potential.  After all, worse case is that there would be a whole lot of love shooting up in the sky and landing all over the place – and maybe a whole lot of people in pink.  We all could do a lot worse.

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4 Responses to “The I LOVE YOU Contest”

  1. LarkLady Says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Well, pink isn’t my best color, but other than that — and the fact that I don’t have a telescope: maybe I could just use a long mailing tube? — I’m in! And if my daughter (who DOES wear pink quite nicely — and often!) and I were to enter, we’d give you a run for your money 😉

    Great idea!

  2. Zen Mama Wannabe Says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    A long mailing tube – brilliant! What a contest it would be, eh? 🙂

  3. callieandbatido Says:
    February 18th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    We’re in too! My daugher and I. She hates pink but loves to wear pink….go figure. Your daugher had me at “mama…” 🙂 Maybe we will all be winners in the “I Love you” contest!

  4. goagmanok Says:
    October 21st, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    ))))))))))))))))))) it is matchless 😉

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