Belle: I love you
Me: I love you more
Belle: Impossible. I love you times all the blades of grass and all the grains of sand.
Me: I love you more than that
Belle: thinking hard I love you more than all the leaves that has ever been, all the air molecules (Cool thinkage, girl!), more than all the blood vessels and all the plankton.
Me: I love you more than that plus 1
Belle: laughing I love you more than all the times people have blinked and said words (including all the letters) and the clouds and all the stars and all the raindrops and all the planets and all the miles and all the sheep.
Me: I love you more than that times 2
Belle: really laughing hard Mum, I love you more than that times infinity, but don't tell dad.
Now when infinity is mentioned in our declaration of love, it usually means the end and that person wins because that is the top amount of love, ever. But no, Ellie continues (and Im trying really hard to remember all her quotes)........
Belle: In fact I love you more than all the dust particles, all the grit, all the herbs, all the pepper grains, all the breaths anyone (ever) has been taken, all the threads in clothing, all the bits on the floor, all the rubbish in the bin, all the food in all the shops including the vegetables (yuk, I hate sprouts, lets not count the sprouts...she says as she laughs really hard), all the cars, all the people and future people and all their amoeba and all their cells time infinity times infinity times infinity. I love you mostest.
Me: aaaah but Ellie, whatever you say, I will always love you the same plus 1
Belle: Groaning, ok you win. Can I have a cup of coffee?
I win. And the prize? Eternal love.