I’ve been celebrating Mother’s Day for 13 years now. My best friend sent me my first Mother’s Day card when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter.  I have a fabulous mom, an amazing grandma, a great mother-in-law and a wonderful grandmother-in-law and a whole lot of other moms in my life whom I couldn’t do without.

When I tried to think of which book to write about today, there was only one:

Munsch’s books are usually silly but this one, my favorite by him, is just beautiful. If you haven’t read it, go get it now! The story follows a young mother and her son. No matter what mischief he gets into, she sings this sweet, sweet song as he sleeps,

I’ll love you forever. 

I’ll like you for always.

As long as I’m living,

My baby you’ll be.


Even when he is a grown man, she sneaks over to his house with a ladder so she can sing to him (okay, there’s that silly Munsch style). Eventually, he marries and becomes a father, and he continues the tradition by singing to his child.


At the end of the story the mother is old and frail and her son does the most amazingly sweet thing: he rocks and sings to her.

I’ll love you forever.

I’ll like you for always.

As long as I’m living

My mommy you’ll be.

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