Monday, February 13, 2012

The One Where I Love You The Orangest

When I was kid, I really loved the book I Love You the Pruplest by Barbara M. Joosse. In the story, a mother has two boys who are very different from each other, but both have their strengths that she admires. One night, each asks her who she loves best and to one she replies that she loves him the bluest, and to the other, the reddest. Together, she loves them the purplest.

I've always thought that was such a sweet way for a mother to show how she loves each of her children for their individuality. And so I thought I'd write some poems of my own, modeled after Joosse's. And then I thought they'd be the perfect thing to share for Valentine's Day.

Together, baby girls, I love you the orangest. Happy  almost Valentine's Day.<3


  1. This is so incredibly sweet. <3 Did you write these yourself?

    1. Thank you! I did write these, however they are based on the poems in the books - similar form and what not. I should get you that book for the boys. It's so sweet.

  2. This is ADORABLE! I followed over from Alice's blog and I am ordering the book you talked about. My two little boys are as different as can be. This is lovely.

    I Pinned this post too. Thanks for sharing! : )

    -Megan @ TLAS

    1. Thanks, Megan!
      I love your blog! I found you through Alice as well (when she reposted your "Soldier's Promise"- beautiful!). I hope you enjoy the book as much I do. It would be even sweeter if I had boys of my own. :-)


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