Sickeningly sweet

I have a 6 year old who thinks he's the king of the world that listens to no one and a 10 year old who is embracing every bit of pre-tweendom there is. I know. You're jealous.

But just because my kids have bratty tendencies doesn't mean they're like that all the time. In fact, they can be sickeningly sweet. Take this past weekend for example.

Friday night GG was invited to sleepover a friend's house. With one child out of the house I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to work on the 100th day of school project with the other. Little Dude, with the help of GG, decided to make a football field for this project. Football fields have 100 yards so this was a perfect idea.

I squirted some green paint on a plate so Little Dude could start to paint his field. When he was done he asked if he cold paint the rest of the plate. Instead of wasting the paint, I told him to have at it. Before it had time to dry, he asked if I could add some glitter to the paint. When all was said and done, he had a green glittered plate with a picture of a girl taped to the side. On the back of the picture was a note to his sister - I love you.

How sweet, right?! But he was not the only one who was sweet over the weekend.

GG had some gift card to a book store burning a hole in her pocket. I told her we could go to the book store and have a mother-daughter afternoon. While we were at the store, GG got lost in the maze of shelves. Being an avid reader, she just couldn't make up her mind. And then she saw it. An illuminating Harry Potter wand! Sadly, the only actual Harry Potter wand we could find was broken. She was about to settle on a Hermione wand when the look in her eyes changed. I tried to explain she could get whatever she wanted with her gift cards. GG told me if she bought the wand and one of the nooks she wanted, she wouldn't have enough money left over to buy me a treat and coffee.

Naturally that explanation broke my heart. I told her to put the wand back and grab her original choice of books. If treating me was that important to her, the husband and I would go online and buy her an actual Harry Potter wand. Her face lit up like a Christmas tree. She proudly paid for her books and we walked towards the coffee shop. I must say, that was the best tasting Oreo cheesecake I have ever had.


Have your kids done anything sweet lately?



Until next time...



8 comments:

Oka said...

Awwwwww

Not my kids, we are in the middle of the winter dulldrums.

Kmama said...

What great kids!! You had a great weekend, didn't you?

Cynthia Johansen said...

How great was this! Yep all kids have their awesome moments and their not so awesome moments. My kiddo is 3 and the extent of his awesome is to come up to me out of no where and give me hugs and kisses and every now and then share his munchies with me.

Lucy's Soup Can said...

To his SISTER no less? I'm glad you documented it. It will mean something to her one day.

Emmy said...

That is so sweet!! How awesome. And yes, when those movements happen I always say to myself- this is who they truly are and their true good selves are shinning through.

Liz said...

That is absolute heart-melt!!

Liz said...

I can't believe how much work you had to do for the 100th days! You've been talking about it a lot on Facebook, and it seems like quite a load put on parents.

angela said...

Oh, those are two really amazing examples of sweetness :)