“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”
A sweet sentiment, right? In Robert Munsch’s “Love You Forever,” the message is on target, but the presentation is derailed by a creepy stalker mom.
It starts totally normal with a mother rocking her baby and singing this sweet song. The story goes on to describe the antics of a 2-year-old and how at night when he’s asleep the mother crawls across his bedroom floor and then picks him up and sings this song. Still seems sweet.
My only question at this point is why is she crawling? It’s just weird. If your kid is so sound asleep that you can lift him from his bed and sing a song to him without him waking up, the crawling is unnecessary.
And so the book continues … she’s still doing this when the boy is 10, a teenager and even an adult. Feeling ooged out yet? The really creepy part begins around 4:08 in the above video. The mother drives across town to her adult son’s home in the middle of the night with a ladder strapped to the top of her car. She then uses that ladder to climb into his second-floor bedroom (really?!) and proceeds to lift this grown man from his bed, cradle him and sing the song. Ewww! Wouldn’t a daytime visit be more appropriate?
Besides the breaking and entering issue and the awkwardness of cradling a grown man, I just want to add that the whole idea is ludicrous. I mean, my kid is 6, and I can barely pick him up. In a year, I won’t even try anymore.
Now the interesting thing is readers seem to fall into one of two camps on this book. They either think it is incredibly touching or through the roof creepy. I’ve made my feelings clear. And you?
Tags: children's book