From the time my children were old enough to talk, when they told me, “I love you, Mama,” I would say, “I love you more.” Sometimes they would respond with an amount. “I love you a million times more.” I would respond with a bigger amount. Usually I would win in the end, or someone would run out of bigger numbers. Once, joking with my youngest, I said, “You love me that much, huh? Do you love me more than chocolate?” That stopped her in her tracks. She loved me a “million, billion, trillion more.” However, she really liked chocolate. We laughed, and I promised I would never make her choose between me and chocolate.