How much do I love you?
How long is a piece of string? Twice the length of half the piece of string (apparently).
You can’t measure the love a parent has for their child. Not in any mathematical way. It can’t be measured in money, buckets, with tape measures or calculators. It’s timeless, shapeless and follows no formula. Roman numerals cannot express it and a protractor, compass or scales won’t be of any help either.
Your love for your kids has no definable dimensions-it’s like being tied up in knots. Where’s the beginning and the end?
Maybe it could be measured by how much kids can string us out or by the years that children have their parents’ hearts on a string. Between now and your child cutting those apron strings there’ll probably be times when you’d like to string ’em up. Sure they’ll happily string along with you now because you control the purse strings. Teaching them to have more than one string to their fiddle or maybe pulling a few strings will hopefully see them have a string of good luck well into adulthood.
For mine the latch string will always be out. They’ll always be welcome as long as they don’t string out their stay.
Thanks for the yarn everyone. Oh, and if you’d like to add anything that can’t be used to measure love, I’ll have a ball reading them all.
I love my boys-no strings attached!
Image from: here.