Friday, October 5, 2007

Generosity

S: Hey, Z., do you know what we're going to do today when the stores open?

Z.: (looks expectant)

S.: We're going to run some errands!

Z.: We're going to get new play-doh!

S.: And we're going to make a package for Charming Boy and take it to the post office. It's his birthday in two weeks. Not even two weeks. Do you know how old he's turning?

Z.: Two!

S.: No, Three.

Z.: (in tones of awe) Thrwrweeee! We can get him a thrwee.*

S.: Should we get him a three?

Z.: Yes! And he can hold it tight!!! in his hand so it won't get brwoken.

*a three-shaped candle.

5 comments:

kathy a. said...

that is teh sweet!

susan said...

I love these insights into what kids think other kids will like. How adorable.

liz said...

Sounds like it's been a hard week. I'm thinking of you.

What a sweet gift!

(un)relaxeddad said...

Lovely - and I really like the image of her watching him holding his 'three' candle tightly. Such precision.

S. said...

Well, Z. has recently become very devoted to the "two" that was on her second birthday cake. She imagines that everyone should have such a thing. She's very democratic that way.

What impresses me is how much making these packages for Charming Boy has trained Z. in thinking about others. She does think that if she likes something, Charming Boy should have one, too.