Buckling herself in the back seat, all was right in Miss 6′s world after our outing. Want to know what was so exciting?
She accompanied me to our Azure drop.
And then we went grocery shopping.
And I let her buy a bag of Funyuns. And play with my tablet.
We didn’t go out to eat or do any special activities. We didn’t buy toys or get our nails done. Nothing expensive. Nothing special.
Or maybe it was.
She had mom all to herself for 2 hours. She was put to work, excelling in invoice placement under names and collecting name bars after the Azure drop. She was allowed to roam a few aisles away in the store. And then, yes. The Funyuns. Icing on the fried onion ring cake.
Perhaps we all need a quiet reminder, especially at Christmastime, that we underestimate our children. They are masters of the Finer Things in Life. They revel in simple pleasures: gifts of time and accomplishment. Acknowledgement and responsibility.
Put a little extra time under your tree this year. Lavish little ones with smiles and kind words. Provide opportunities to give and excel. Toss in a bag of Funyuns, and have a Merry Christmas!