Saturday, February 7, 2009


On Fridays I pickup a package at an office and take it to UPS. My boys really like the weekly "adventure" cuz we pop in a CD and rock out. They are still young enough to where my acting like an idiot is entertaining and not embarrassing, so its fun. Yesterday we hadnt had lunch before we left, so the boys were hungry and since the UPS store is just down the street from Daniels office, I thought it might be fun to grab some lunch with Daniel. Luckily for us Daniel was available and met us.

On the way over I told Toast we were going to eat lunch with daddy and he says, "thats the greatest idea you have ever had mom." Nice to know my child thinks so highly of me.

We got to the restaurant and after receiving our order, dug in. As we were eating this little old couple comes up to us and tells us what a beautiful family we have. Daniel and I smiled and said thank you and they smiled back and were on their way. So I thought about that a little bit. Since it is winter we have a lot of visitors in town. Some are really grouchy and get extremely annoyed with the noise and chaos that my boys bring. Others are like this little couple. They are kind and encouraging. I wonder what makes the difference. But I certainly hope that when Daniel and I are old and gray and the kids are all grown and moved away, we will be more like this little couple. We will smile and reminisce about this stage and how that little boy reminds us of ours. And on our way out we will smile and tell them what a beautiful family they are and be on our way. Cuz who knows- it just might make their day, as it did mine yesterday.


Sabra said...

I'm almost certain I will be the grumpy kind of visitor!

Tina said...

I am sure you are not going to turn grouchy when you get older. I think that people who are that way when they are older, were usually that way when they were younger too!

Leah said...

Isn't it sad when people grow old and they still haven't learned how to be nice?

It's reassuring when you meet sweet, nice older folks.

Sounds like you guys had a fun lunch date :)

Cook Zoo said...

I LOVE people like that. We parents of young kids need all the encouragement we can get.

And I know what you mean about the rocking out part. I'm not sure when the embarassment sets in, because when I'm dancing around the kitchen to a fun song, John still thinks I'm cool and tries to copy my moves. And he's nine! It'll be a real blow the first time he rolls his eyes and says, "Mo-ther!" LOL!