Friday, October 26, 2007

Well Received

Our gifts yesterday were well received indeed.

It was simple. It went like this:

O: Mom, you ask her.

Me: Child 1, O would like you to have this lunchbox if you would like to have it.

Child 1: (eyes beaming bright) Oh yes. Thank you.

Child 1 took the lunchbox to her cubby. Simple. Done. Whew. O went into class.

Next scenario with J and Child 2:

J: Mom, you ask him.

Me: Child 2, J would like you to have this lunchbox. Would you like to have it?

Child 2: (drops what he's playing with in the sandbox, grabs lunchbox) Yes!

Child 2 took the lunchbox to the gathering spot for lunches. He sat there and hugged it. Then stared at it. I noticed his lunch was in a paper bag. Again.

It was amazing how such a simple little thing could be so delightful for these children!

Then I saw the Dad and felt I should talk to him.

Me: For some reason, O and J really wanted Child 1 and Child 2 to have these lunchboxes. I hope that's okay.

Dad: Sure, that's great. (pause) I gave up buying lunchboxes because they seem to always lose them. But this is great. Thank you.

Me: You're welcome. I hope they are useful.

He didn't seem at all offended. He graciously accepted the gifts.

The end.

As I walked off the playground, Child 2 was still hugging his new lunchbox.


Katrina said...

Awwww I am so glad that went well! And the widdle boy hugging his new lunchbox just tore me up! :o)

Mrs. G. said...

Beautiful. Why do we lose so much of that simplicity when we grow up? I'm always working to get it back.

Family Adventure said...

How wonderful for your children to be part of such an exchange. You should be proud.

I actually got a little teary.


Marie said...

How sweet!

Mary Alice said...

Sigh. I am so glad. And I bet your girls felt all warm and happy too.

Crystal said...

what a thoughtful act. you are a good momma for getting them involved.

Sue said...

That is so sweet! What a good mom.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh, I am so glad that is how it went. And, the dad handled that very well too. GREAT Philanthropy idea!

painted maypole said...

ok, so I'm teary-eyed. fantastic.

Jen M. said...

YAYYYY! What a great thing that is!