Have you ever read this book to your kids? My cousin gave it to me as a gift when our oldest was born. I could not read it without crying, let alone read it aloud to her. Over the years I'd try and desensitize myself to the stupid book, but I'd always get to the end and get all choked up and cry like a big wimp. Karate Kid and Stat Boy would bring the book to me with evil little smirks on their faces when they were around 5 and 3 years old. They didn't want to hear me read that book so much as much as they wanted to see me cry. Once the sniffles began, they'd begin snickering, the little imps. Eventually I just hid the book.
Some evil child has put this rotten book into Lil' Wingnut's book box. He wanted me to read it to him. It's been years. I thought I could do it. I was doing just great, and then I came to the very last:
I love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be
I began sniffling and choking up. Lil' Wingnut found my tears quite humorous. I should just burn it. I just can't take the humiliation any longer.