So This Was Adorable
I was in the grocery store last week (yes, I’m just posting about this now, don’t judge), and I was trying to pick what kind of “nut butter” and what kind of fruit spread I wanted because I wanted almond butter or maybe something else, but I wanted the ability to make PB&J sandwiches whenever I wanted, because I had the feeling I would be craving one pretty soon (does anybody else ever anticipate cravings that way? Also “nut butter” is funny), and so this is a long, involved, process because there is a lot to choose from and I have to evaluate each one before I make my decision. And then I’ll narrow it down, and then again, and then again, until I reach two, and then I’ll hem and haw back and forth between those two for awhile before finally getting annoyed with myself and how long it’s taking, so I’ll take one and put the other on the shelf, take two steps forward, then turn around and grab the one on the shelf and put the other one back. Or sometimes even a third one. This is how decisions are made in MAH HOUSE (”nut butter” is still funny).
Anyway, the point of all that was that I was involved in this long process, so I was in that same spot for awhile, which allowed me to observe the following exchange, which was adorable, and is the subject of this post. On the same aisle, there was a man and his daughter, who looked to be about the same age as my niece, who is three. And he was checking labels or consulting a list or something when she goes “Daddy?” And he turned to her and said “Yes?” And she goes “I love you, Daddy.” So he says “I love you too!” And kisses her on the head and goes back to shopping.
Then she says “Daddy?” And he says “Yes?” And she goes “How much do you love me?” And he says “Oh, I love you an awful lot. Very much.” But I guess this wasn’t good enough. So she’s like “Do you love me as much as I love you?”
Okay, here’s the adorable part. He says “Oh honey, no. I love you more.” And the little girl goes “How do you know? How can you know you love me more?” And he says “Because, I’m much, much bigger than you. That means I have a lot more love to give.”
(”Nut butter” is still funny.)