Friday, December 10, 2010

Thoughtful Daughter Award

And in keeping with the theme of thoughtful children, I wanted to tell this cute little story.

Every year at Christmas, my mom has a cute little Advent box that has 24 drawers to countdown to Christmas.  She fills the drawers with little candies and some pocket change for the kids to open every time they come over. They don't get to come over every day so usually they'll do a bunch of days at a time.  On Monday, they opened up the first few days together and each had a little pile of change and chocolates as their spoils.

I guess all 3 of them were sitting and munching on candy when my mom noticed that Piper had taken 2 of the candies and put them to the side.  My mom said that Piper pointed to each and said, "Mama and Dada."  Now, this is a nice thing for any child to do, but for a 2 year old, I think it's really remarkable that she would have that much restraint when it comes to a little pile of chocolates that you're told you can eat.

She packed them up in a little bag that my mom gave her and took them home with her.  Jason said the second she walked through the door, she started yelling for him to give him the chocolate. And when I got home a little later, as soon as I walked in the door I was met by Piper yelling for me and giving me the chocolate.  She was so very proud to give me that candy and I was thrilled to have it.  Of course, I got a few big hugs and kisses to go along with it as I think she was so pleased with herself she couldn't contain it. 

3 comments:

Lisa :) said...

So sweet.

Heather said...

Gretchen shares like that too, it always amazes us...we give her a few treats and she always insists we have some.

Bertie said...

...and the expression of sincerity on her face when she told me who the chocolates were for was even more priceless!!!!!!