Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nothing says 'I love you' like grilled cheese

When you’re 3, loving is easy. You give your friends hugs to say hello, to wish goodbye, just because the wind is blowing east.

Love flows freely when you’re a kid. And love is simple to give, and simpler to share.

Fast-forward 20, 30, 40 years, and love is a lot more complicated. You worry about dates, and cards, and whether you’re gift is too much or too little or too gooey or just right. You lose love – or at least the expression of it – in the details.

The other day, I asked my 3 year old the other day what we should do to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We decided to have an “I love you” party with her dad and baby brother.

On the menu? Her suggestions: Cupcakes. And grilled cheese.

Because when you’re 3, grilled cheese is one of the greatest culinary creations on the planet (no matter how much of a foodie you are). And who better to share it than with someone you love?


Corie said...

Oh, I wish life were still so simple! Cute! :o)

Walking Green said...

Ok. You just made me go all gushy inside. I love kids. Their purity and simplicity is something we can all strive for.