I Love You, Stinky Face

This little book has always been a favorite in our family. But it has taken on new meaning over the last few days, now that Adam has a stinky face (or more specifically, a stinky throat, as it heals from his tonsillectomy). I wish I could find more of the inside pages as images for you to see, but you should probably just get on amazon and order a book for yourself.

Mama, what if I were a big, scary ape? Would you still love me then?

"If you were a big, scary ape, I would make your birthday cake out of bananas, and I would tell you, 'I love you, my big, scary ape.'"

But, Mama, but, Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?

"Then I'd plunk you in a bubble bath! But if you still smelled stinky, I wouldn't mind." I'd whisper in your ear, 'I love you, Stinky Face.'"

But, Mama, but, Mama, what if I were an alligator with big, sharp teeth?

"I'd buy you a bigger toothbrush! And if your throat hurt, I'd look inside your huge mouth. I'd tell you, 'I love you, my dangerous alligator.'"

But Mama, what if I were a terrible meat-eating dinosaur?

"Then I'd make you a mountain of hamburgers to eat! I'd say, 'I love you, my sweet, terrible dinosaur!'"

"Then I would live by the swamp and take care of you always. I'd tell you, 'I love you, my slimy swamp monster!'"

"Then I would fill your lunch box with spiders and ants and the tastiest bugs you ever had! And I'd pack a note with all the bugs that said, 'I love you, little greenie. Bon appetit!'"

But, Mama, but, Mama, what if I were a one-eyed Monster?

"Then I would look right into your one eye and say, 'I love you,' and I would sing to you until your one droopy eyelid finally closed and you fell fast asleep."

I love you, Mama. "And I love you, my wonderful child."


Star Journeys said...

SOLD! I am getting this book! :) Thanks for sharing!

Joanie said...

I have it and love it!