Who knew a five year old could be so profound?

This morning she said, “I love you all day, everyday.”

How sweet is that?  I returned the kind words, directing them to each member of my dear family.

It’s such a simple addition to the standard “I love you.”  The new tradition in our house will be saying, “I love you all day, everyday,” instead of just “I love you.”

It reminds me of one of those articles that go viral on Facebook or Pinterest – the one that tells you that your words as a parent become the words that your child hears. And what child wouldn’t want to recall, “I love you all day, everyday” in their little brain?!  Here’s the initial article that I found on Pinterest – 64 Positive Things to Say to Kids from the blog Creative with Kids.

This same sentiment is so beautifully expressed in the book called The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn. A clever racoon mama shares a way for her love to travel with her child throughout the day.

Be it a memory of a hug or a kiss, or the words, “I love you all day, every day,” I am definitely want my children to feel that they’re loved and supported by their mom and dad no matter what.

What little comments have your kids made that have inspired a new tradition in your house?

Happy Friday & have a great weekend. Go Badgers!