As I tucked the boys into bed last night and told each one how much I loved them, one boy replied with the following:
"I know you love us a whole lot, Mom."
"You do?" I asked. "How do you know that?"
"Because you didn't eat us when we were babies like some other creatures in the animal kingdom do."
"You're absolutely right." I replied. "I promise to never eat you."
And THAT is how much I love my children.