I wrote this children’s story a couple of years ago. Anyone want to illustrate it?
My Daddy Loves Me
by One Man Book Club
My daddy loves me.
When he tucks me in at night, he always hugs me and kisses me and tells me I’m lovely. And sometimes he says, “Guess who I love?” in a voice that sounds like he’s trying to be silly.
I know the answer, but I like to be silly too. So I say, “Mom?”
Then daddy makes his eyes smile and he says, “I do love mom, but that’s not who I’m thinking of… “, and his voice sounds like it’s smiling too.
So then I say, “Adelin?” That’s my sister.
And dad says, “I do love Adelin, but that’s not who I’m thinking of…”
“Seth?” I say? That’s my brother.
“I do love Seth, but that’s not who I’m thinking of…”
“Luke?” I say a little louder, because I know how this games goes and it’s almost done and the end is the best. Oh, and Luke is my brother too.
“I do love Luke, but that’s not who I’m thinking of…” And now dad’s whole face is smiling and I love it.
“Titus?” I say while I’m starting to laugh. He’s my little brother, and we share a bedroom. He sleeps on the bottom.
“I do love Titus, but that’s not who I’m thinking of…”
“Flora?” I say, and now daddy is laughing too. Flora is my sister, but she’s just a baby.
“I do love Flora,” and now his voice starts to get louder and sillier. “But that’s not who I’m thinking of…” The funniest part is next.
“Guinevere?” I say, but it’s hard to say it through my giggles. ‘Cause she’s our dog, and my dad doesn’t really like her that much.
“I kind of love Guinevere,” my dad says and he makes his face look crazy. “But that’s definitely not who I’m thinking of…”
And now I get to say the right answer. It’s my favorite part. “Me?” I say.
“Yes!” My daddy says with his happiest voice and with his happiest face. “I do love you, and you were who I was thinking about!”
Then he tickles me, and I laugh, and he kisses me again. And before he shuts my door he always remembers to wave to me with his I-Love-You hands and blow me kisses.
That’s how I know my daddy loves me.