But the idea of loving a child forever is something I can easily relate to. I often choke up when reading it to my son and we laugh at the ridiculous part. Third, their significant other/spouse would probably douse me with mace in self defense because they think I’m some kind of intruder. This mom, however, dances in our empty nest instead of stalking our adult sons. I hope you enjoy this story! And this one is called “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. In fact, it turned out that parents buy it for grandparents and grandparents buy it for parents and kids buy it for everybody and everybody buys it for kids. She loves this stupid book. They figure out a solution that works for both of them, where they go on special outings, but ones that are always planned in advance, and preceded by a text or a call. The mother's corniness just adds to the tenderness of the book. I was thinking about unconditional love this past weekend when my 10-year-old was screaming in my face that it was the “worst day ever” because I was making her go to her brother’s T-ball game for an hour. The feels. This story a highly exaggerated embodiment of what every mother would ache to do, (late at night when she misses her child) but cannot physically do (hence, the CrossFit strength!). This book is for the sociopath in all of us: Love You Forever, a.k.a. Thank You Thank You Thank You for putting into words my feelings about this book. We've got breaking-and-entering here, along with the fact that we never once see this woman tell her son she loves him while he is, oh, I don't know, AWAKE. In the middle of the night? When they become adults they can choose for themselves if it’s creepy or not. It’s a wonderful picture of unconditional love, but creeping into your adult child’s bedroom at night to hold them and sing to them – and for them to sleep through it ?!? Get top stories emailed to you each day. “It sets up the cycle of behaviour repeating itself in the end,” Payne said. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. On dark nights? not gonna lie, it made me bawl like a little kid. This book is not so much a children’s book, but a stalker manual. i mean c’mon would anyone honestly believe a woman of her age can literally lift up and rock a 200 lbs grown man like nothing? I gave each of my children a copy when they were little, they are now 32, 35 and 38 and I promise you I’m not creeping into their windows at night , (If you read the back story on this book, he wrote it after he and his wife had two stillborn babies and it was his song to them. you clearly out of touch. So I can just sneak into their rooms and pick them up! Weird, isn’t it? The only way our children see it as creepy is if we adults give it the “creepy” title. Two sides, same coin...for me. Do I need to repeat the "grown man" part? There's something she might try. I can’t explain her breaking into his house when he is older and yes it creeped me out as well. I'll like you for always, Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. And “Love You Forever” seems promising at first. Here's what I didn't like about the book. I don’t find it funny, and I have a seriously dry wit. As a matter of fact, everybody buys it for everybody." Today, our mother has passed and my brother has his own 4 year old son who is read to every night at bedtime and this book is on his shelf with the handwritten note his grandmother wrote to his daddy so many years ago. This is the only children's book I've ever read that stuck me as more depressing than "The Giving Tree". There is absolutely nothing wrong with my psyche because I prefer other books. It is a bit on the "unusual" side, but that is just Munsch for ya. Wow! I am in this category. You can get that message across without the ick factor. The idea came about while Payne was co-hosting an online story time for kids during the pandemic lockdown, he said. I don’t think of it as her holding him and creeping in To his house… But more of a symbolization… Of how you take care of them and then one day they will take care of you. "Grownups are buying it for grownups! Go figure. no, absolutely not. All rights reserved. But then I actually thought about it, and was completely freaked out by this book. anyway i recently lost my mom, she died last December and this book reminds me of her awfully alot. Love your blog! I COMPLETELY agree with you, Kelcey!!! I don’t read evil intentions in the book only good. We’d love your help. The children's book is one of the most recognizable titles for kids, but it's always stirred some mixed emotions. ( Log Out / He perpetuates the cycle with his daughter. This woman USES A LADDER TO CLIMB INTO HER GROWN SON'S WINDOW, PICKS HIM UP OUT OF BED AND HOLDS HIM WHILE HE SLEEPS. hi I’m kinda new to the site since i came across this post by chance when i was actually googling for the image of said book. “When I was a kid in the ’80s, that wasn’t something that was really acknowledged: a child’s ability to set boundaries, particularly with adults,” Payne said. by Mekishana Pierre When he continues the cycle by singing the song to his innocent baby…..I can’t even think about it. I was so inspired I made up a tune for the words to "the song" for my girls. The image of this old mother sneaking into her son's bedroom at night is just too weird, and the thoughts it presages of this man creeping into his teen daughter's bedroom someday are even worse! Anyone else think “I Love You Forever” book is a bit creepy?
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