I Love You to Bits (and Pieces)

puzzle heartI love all of you-even the bits and pieces.

When it feels like everything is falling apart at the seams love can put anything back together. I don’t know if the same can be said for the excavator with the plastic arm that was bought for $2. Its life is probably on borrowed time. There’s only a certain amount of superglue that can be put on a piece of plastic that is 2mm wide.

Lucky we don’t need superglue to put our boys back together sometimes (although it is used in hospitals instead of stitches when appropriate)! I think we’d need a long-haul liquid transprort truck to deliver it to our house if that were the case. Lucky for Transformer bandaids (plasters) or a strategically placed kiss and a lot of love to make it better. If it’s in between minute and need-to-go-to-the-hospital-right-now we offer to cut it off. That way it won’t hurt anymore, right?

The same can’t be said for my foot when it has a clandestine meeting with a piece of discarded lego that has hunkered down under a dropped blanket. I think I’ll bear the scars of trodden on items for the rest of my years. As for all the other bits and pieces that accumulate in between the sofa cushions, under the sofa and behind the sofa I’d love a dollar for every single one I pick up.

We do not have an Ikea showroom home but we have a place for everything and everything belongs in its place. We have drawers and zip-lock bags, containers and boxes. The one thing that drives me the most nuts of all:one puzzle piece missing from a box and not realising until you can’t find that last piece to complete the darn thing.

I guess it’s fortunate really that kids don’t come apart. They probably would actually leave their brain behind if that were the case. Even though they are not made to be stored compactly in a compartment they can certainly be a human puzzle that you can’t find that annoying, frustrating and most important missing piece to.

Lucky I love a challenge. Maybe I’ll go check that puzzle piece-eating sofa.

Love ya to bits, munchkins.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles from: here.

I Love You to Infinity and Beyond!


I love you when you are playing using your imagination.

I love those moments when you think no-one’s watching and your toys that don’t have batteries talk and move with your help. At the moment I know you love Power Rangers. They’ve been your favourite now for over a year. Before that it was Lightning McQueen. Prior to Cars came Chuggington. Preceding that it was construction vehicles and Thomas the Tank Engine. It won’t be long before Mike, Emily and the rest of the Super Samurai crew take a back seat for the next craze you’ll move onto.

Each one of these ‘fads’ costs Dad and I a small fortune. We could probably have bought our own island off the coast by now if we hadn’t allowed you, and your brother, the indulgences of playing with the latest toys available. It’s all worth it though when I see your imagination at work. Don’t grow up too fast, kiddo! Those action figures will be a distant memory all too soon.

Until then, remember to love your toys to infinity and beyond, like I love you.

Photo from: here.