Last Thursday I received this Valentine card from my 5 year son:
It’s hard to read because he wrote with pencil on red construction paper so I will tell you what it says:
Der Mom and Dad
Yu are swet and comphe
I Lov Yue
Dear Mom and Dad
You are sweet and comfy
I Love You
There are 3 reasons why I adore this card so much:
1. Our 2 year old made it into the family picture on the front read here to see why that is a huge accomplishment
2. He spelled comfy as “comphe.” The other night when we were reading together, he pronounced the word phone as “pee-honey.” I explained that the “ph” makes the “f” sound. While I was explaining this, he was looking the other way and twirling a string hanging off of the blanket around his finger trying to make his finger turn purple. I clearly thought this lesson was lost on him… but apparently cutting off the circulation to his finger makes him a better listener.
3. When I questioned him about his use of the word comfy. He explained that it’s so nice to snuggle up next to me because I am so comfy. In other words, this is a nice way of saying “You’re overweight.” Instead of feeling bad for not having a toned stomach and thighs, I’m going to look at it in a whole new light. All that extra fat gives my kids a warm landing place to snuggle into!