Thursday, October 2, 2008

All I need to know I learned in Kindergarten

In other words... Lessons learned from my four-year old:

While in Trader Joe's for groceries, my youngest happily pointed out to the clerk manning the register that he found the stuffed monkey hidden in the coffee and he would like his "prize". After joyously accepting his organic lollipop the clerk asks if he would like a balloon. Oh, yes, goodie, goodie yes he would certainly like a balloon! Green, please.

The clerk reaches up and takes the entire group of green balloons and proceeds to offer one small four-year old the ENTIRE batch balloons. My son looks up at him quizzically and says, "No fwanks, I onaly need one bawoon." The clerk is surprised and looks at me as if to say, what are you kidding me? I was going to give him seven balloons and he only wants one?

I reach down, tie the single green balloon to my son's wrist and head to the parking lot. Hey, Bubba, I ask, why did you only want one balloon? His wise little face, dripping with sticky lollipop residue looks up at me and grins. "Momma, I need to leave bawoons at the store for other kids. Someone else might want a green one too!"

Yes, everything we needed to know we learned in Kindergarten. Imagine if we all only took what we needed and made sure everyone got what they needed too. Thanks for the lesson, little one, you certainly are wise!

8 comments:

Lisa Sharp said...

Awwww!!! That is so sweet. I bet your were very proud.

Joyce said...

What a great story!

Mrs Green said...

that is such a beautiful story - thank you for sharing it with us.

our children certainly arrive ahead of their years with more understanding than we give them credit for.

Give that little boy a big (((HUG))) from me!

Mrs Green x

Heather @ SGF said...

What a smart and sweet little guy. Have you stopped smiling yet? You should be a very proud mama :)

Green Bean said...

From the mouths of babes.

Mo said...

Very cute. Kids can teach us so much if we will only take notice! :)

Diane MacEachern said...

My "kids" still keep me - and the world - honest, and they're 18 and 20. Let's take a page from them - and not be afraid to see life as it is supposed to be. Thanks.

Gray Matters said...

Love that - kids can see things so simply.