We’re home now, but while we were at the beach, Critter surprised me with a random act of kindness. I was rushing around, doing whatever it is I do when I’m rushing around, and he came behind me with a “Mom! Mom! Mom mom mom mom mom!”
I answered with an exasperated, “WHAT?!”
And he braved my snarkiness with a held out hand and a grin.
“I found this rock. It looks like a heart, so I brought it to you.”
He brought it to me because it is the most natural thing in the world that when he finds a heart-shaped rock, he thinks of his mom.
Who will be my supplier of heart-shaped rocks when he grows up and wants to give them to his girlfriend, or wife, or daughter?
In case you’re wondering, that rock is now safely tucked away. It’s worth more than any store-bought jewel to me.
Kinda like he is.