Monday, October 11, 2010
More Thoughtfulness from My Boy
In addition to the alien decorations I mentioned in the last post, Calvin was really sweet the day before my birthday, too.
Driving in the car, I mentioned my birthday being the next day. He mentioned something about presents, and I said it's OK, Mommies don't need presents. A minute later he asked me how much a McDonald's ice cream cone costs, and I told him 99c. He said, "Maybe I can borrow 99 cents from Dad tomorrow and pay him back after I get my allowance."
Extra sweet because he wiped out his change--a very precious $1.21--a couple days before by donating it all to a fundraiser at his school for kids in Africa.
A few moments after that little conversation he said, "How much does a dress cost, Mom?"
How do you describe that feeling of seeing your little one want to do so much, with such a sweet heart, but being so limited in their abilities/resources because they're so little? That's not a hypothetical question--I'm really asking if there's a good word for it. Amanda, you got one? :)
The only term I can come up with is "Awwwww!"