Driving in the car last night with the kids, Motormouth and I start discussing Valentines Day.
Motormouth: I have to make something special for all my teachers.
Me: That is.....6 people (counting student teachers, parapros, assitants). Can we just buy them something special?
Motormouth: I wanted to sew them little hearts that look like those hearts with words on them.
Me: Yeah, no. Mommy doesn't sew.
Motormouth: I can. Grandma taught me....grandma would help me sew something.
Me: Well, grandma isn't here. Sorry mommy isn't as great as grandma.
Motormouth: (sighing) that's okay. You are good at some stuff too.
Me: Gee. Thanks.
Motormouth: I have to make Anneke a special card. I love her. I have to write I love you in her card.
Me: Can't you just write that you like her a lot?
Motormouth: No. Because I love her.
Me: What happened to Malaysia?
Motormouth: Mom, she moved to Texas a long time ago....I can't wait forever.
Me: Can't you just love mommy? I'm not ready for you to love some other girl. You are nine.
Motormouth: Mom, you can't stop love.