December 27, 2009

I love you more

Said the Dad as he walked with his kids on the shore,
“I love you two just a little bit more.
I love you more, you see, than there are stars in the sky
I love you more than little girls sigh.”

As he stretched for a stone that was just out of reach,
“I love you two more than there’s sand on this beach.
And if there’s one thing you learn from this Dad that you trust,
It’s that I love you more than fairies have dust.”

He squeezed two little hands and began to utter,
“I love you two more than butterflies flutter.
I love you two more than a forest has leaves.
I love you two more than Ali Baba had thieves.”

“I love you more than sunsets have beauty.
I love you more than tutti has fruity.
I love you more than Barbie has skirts.
And I love you more than you love desserts.”

The Dad then looked down at his two little ones,
“I love you more than a runny nose runs.
I love you more than any one thing from my past.
I love you more than a race car goes fast.”

And as the Dad took a breath but before he could speak,
He heard a voice from below that was little and meek.
“But Daddy, don’t you know, it’s you we adore.
And while you love us a lot… We love you more.”


  1. *sniff* ‘scuse me while I go find a tissue.

    Comment by Maura — December 28, 2009 @ 12:57 am

  2. Awwwwwwww.

    Comment by Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah — December 28, 2009 @ 5:53 am

  3. “I love you more than tutti has fruity” – ladies and gentlemen, I give you our new poet laureate!

    Sweet. Very very sweet. :-)

    Comment by drlori71 — December 28, 2009 @ 8:51 am

  4. Nice!

    Comment by Ed — December 28, 2009 @ 9:16 am

  5. I love you more than a banana and you know how much I love bananas.

    Comment by Grandmother — December 28, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

  6. Barbie does have lots of skirts. That’s a whole lot of love.

    Comment by DCUrbanDad — December 29, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

  7. I have nothing to add, so–Happy New Year to the family.

    Comment by People in the Sun — December 30, 2009 @ 10:50 am

  8. I love this post. Happy New year.

    Comment by kim — December 31, 2009 @ 10:28 am

  9. Ohhhhh, adorable!!

    Comment by Kellee — January 1, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

  10. Awwwwwwwwwww.

    Comment by BOSSY — January 4, 2010 @ 4:49 am

  11. Awww! My first visit here and you’ve got me all teary eyed! Beautiful. And so true.

    Comment by Katy — January 5, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

  12. This weblog is being featured on Five Star Friday –

    Comment by schmutzie — January 8, 2010 @ 8:09 am

  13. that was lovely!
    i popped over via fivestar friday!

    Comment by iamthediva — January 8, 2010 @ 10:50 am

  14. I loved this the first time I read it, and I love it more each go through.

    Comment by thepsychobabble — January 9, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

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