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Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch

A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. He pulled all the books off the shelves. He pulled all the food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother's watch and flushed it down the toilet. Sometimes his mother would say, "this kid is driving me CRAZY!"

But at night time, when that two-year-old was quiet, she opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor, looked up over the side of his bed; and if he was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

The little boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was nine years old. And he never wanted to come in for dinner, he never wanted to take a bath, and when grandma visited he always said bad words. Sometimes his mother wanted to sell him to the zoo!

But at night time, when he was asleep, the mother quietly opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep, she picked up that nine-year-old boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

The boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music. Sometimes the mother felt like she was in a zoo!

But at night time, when that teenager was asleep, the mother opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep she picked up that great big boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town. But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town.  If all the lights in her son's house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

Well, that mother, she got older. She got older and older and older. One day she called up her son and said, "You'd better come see me because I'm very old and sick." So her son came to see her. When he came in the door she tried to sing the song. She sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always...

But she couldn't finish because she was too old and sick. The son went to his mother. He picked her up and rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And he sang this song:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my Mommy you'll be.

When the son came home that night, he stood for a long time at the top of the stairs. Then he went into the room where his very new baby daughter was sleeping. He picked her up in his arms and very slowly rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while he rocked her he sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.


This is one of my favorite books! I'm going to read it to my son every night!
What are your favorite children's books? Anything special you want to read to LO?

 
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by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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RhondaVeggie
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM
Probably more like a first grade level. They're a bit easy for him now but I know there were only a couple of kids in his K class who could read them. They are wicked funny though and I know the other kids in his class love it too. A new one came out at the end of last year and I brought it to school to read during library time. The kids were so psyched and asked me to read it twice.

The Knuffle Bunny series by the same author is brilliant too. Just don't read the third one in the series while pregnant or you'll melt in to a blubbering mess.


Quoting whitneymf:

I've never hear of them! Are they at his level of reading?




Quoting RhondaVeggie:

The pigeon books by Mo Willems. My son loved them as a baby and will read them by himself even now in second grade. Really for my money's worth with those.


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Alyssa1992
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Parts and More Parts by Tedd Arnold

Larsbug
by Laura on Nov. 22, 2012 at 10:03 PM

 Love You Forever and On The Night You Were Born

whitneymf
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:30 AM
Oh my lol(: well I will look into those when LO is here!


Quoting RhondaVeggie:

Probably more like a first grade level. They're a bit easy for him now but I know there were only a couple of kids in his K class who could read them. They are wicked funny though and I know the other kids in his class love it too. A new one came out at the end of last year and I brought it to school to read during library time. The kids were so psyched and asked me to read it twice.



The Knuffle Bunny series by the same author is brilliant too. Just don't read the third one in the series while pregnant or you'll melt in to a blubbering mess.




Quoting whitneymf:

I've never hear of them! Are they at his level of reading?






Quoting RhondaVeggie:

The pigeon books by Mo Willems. My son loved them as a baby and will read them by himself even now in second grade. Really for my money's worth with those.



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whitneymf
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:32 AM
My other favorites are good night moon and are you my mommy there is one more but I can't think of it):
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hello_kitty25
by Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:33 AM

 CHIKA CHIKA BOOM BOOM!!

...A told B and B told C, ill beat you to the top of the coconut tree..."

whitneymf
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:37 AM
That's a cute one!


Quoting hello_kitty25:

 CHIKA CHIKA BOOM BOOM!!


...A told B and B told C, ill beat you to the top of the coconut tree..."


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whitneymf
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:38 AM
Other cute ones are the skippy John Jones books! They are way to cute!
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SarineLewis
by Bronze Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:16 AM
1 mom liked this
You Are Special by Max Lucado. Made me cry when I was prego. Lol, should have seen the look on my niece's face!
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MissTacoBell
by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:28 AM
1 mom liked this
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle.

Also "hungry bunny" which is an awesome book.
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