In my family there are many things we do and say that mean “I love you.” Even if my parents didn’t intend it that way. For example,
- Love means cutting a sandwich on the diagonal. Cutting straight? Heaven forbid, not cutting it? Perish the thought. Mom always cut on the diagonal.
- Love means underlining key phrases in greeting cards. This is something my Mom does that I always do now too. Like she’ll underline Happy 3 times in Happy Birthday. Even the long, poem type cards. It makes you feel like she read the whole thing and really got it for you.
- My Dad says I love you by saying “Beaker Full” when we leave the house. This is a bastardization of “Be careful” mispronounced. Even though I don’t say Beaker Full, saying “be careful” to DH before he leaves is just a way I say I love you.
What do you do that means “I love you.”