then annika (4 years old) walked up to me in the kitchen last night as i was doing dishes.
this is totally verbatim:
'mom, if you were lost, i'd search for you for 400 years.'
aww, how sweet, right... and then before i could dry my hands and turn around and tell her i'd do the same for her, she went on:
'and if you were buried alive, i'd dig for you.'
... such love.
and, in her honor, we made this, my new motto:
three cheers for unconventional expressions of love.