Friday, February 17, 2012
Five Minute Friday :: Delight
I'm linking up with Lisa Jo at The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday with the writing prompt
He asks me if he can have a snack and make himself and sister some hot chocolate and he's seven and has never made himself hot chocolate before. But I am inaccessible at the moment and I believe he is big enough to handle the hot water faucet, so I say yes.
I like that I've given him that freedom.
Shortly after, I enter the scene to see how they are doing and both are delighted to have there bowls of gold fish, a fruit snack and their hot chocolate. With the gorgeous day, I suggest taking it outside, which turns into a full-fledged feast of a picnic.
Sister finds the blanket and lays it out on the far side of our yard where it "has a nice view," and he grabs crackers and cheese and turkey because, "what is crackers and cheese without turkey," oranges, capri suns and cookies, while I wake up the youngest two from their naps.
We sit in the cool air, all basking in something more than just the sun warming our backs.
"Robby, you're wonderful," comes from sister's mouth, she basking in his generosity, he basking in her satisfaction, and I basking in the sheer delight of my children.