Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's Too Heavy







Children are very literal and they’re so full of animation and innocence. I’d love to bottle up those uncontaminated emotions and sell them. Wouldn’t Earth be a wonderful place if everyone could experience kindness and enthusiasm?

 When my oldest son was about two and a half years old I told him, “We have to run some errands.”

 He told me, “But I want to pway.”

 “I know. And as soon as we pick up Daddy’s truck, you can come home and play,” I explained.

 He looked at me with reservation in his big blue eyes then asked, “Isn’t that berry hebby?”

 At first I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. What was heavy? Then it hit me (the thought, not the truck)! The TRUCK was heavy and I just said we were PICKING IT UP!

“We’re not going to PICK UP Daddy’s truck. We’re going to GET it and DRIVE it home.” I clarified to my innocent little boy. That seemed to make much more sense to him, because he tucked his little German Shepherd stuffed animal under his arm, then followed me to our other vehicle.

He was perfectly content with getting the truck and DRIVING it home, but didn’t want to pick up that heavy thing!


 

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  1. " What was heavy? Then it hit me (the thought, not the truck)! The TRUCK was heavy and I just said we were PICKING IT UP!"

    HAHAHHAAHAHHAHAA! Oh....how precious!!!! Aren't kids the BEST????

    " I’d love to bottle up those uncontaminated emotions and sell them. Wouldn’t Earth be a wonderful place if everyone could experience kindness and enthusiasm?"

    I totally agree, Pamela! This is why I love being around kids - they have a magical way of making you remember how to see life through child-like eyes.

    Kids ROCK!

    Thanks for sharing such a sweet post. The photo of our son is adorable! My mother has a photo of my younger brother in a pose just like that.

    Happy Wednesday, my friend!
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    1. Ron, yes kids DO rock! I miss the days when my boys were little. I'm going through my old journals and some of the memories are just cracking me up! I can't wait to share!

      Yes, my Dalan looks so adorable in that photo. It's one of my favorites. Thank you.

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