Tuesday, September 05, 2006

More than just a Happy Meal

Today is the Door Man's Sixth Birthday. It is hard to believe that six years have passed since I pushed that little man out of my body. He has been a real treasure. He has a heart the size of Texas, and he wears that on his sleeve.

He is an excellent big brother. Nurturing to the point of mothering. It really is sweet to see him with his little sister. And the Monkey seeks him out above anyone else, so that speaks volumes to me.

This morning, my mother was watching them so I could teach a class on Litigation. She said that my Dad (PawPaw) stopped over to invite the Man out to lunch, and then take a side trip to the hardware store. Well, lunch out is one thing; lunch out with PawPaw is something completely different. It was building up to a special birthday for him.

He took the Monkey to the window, and pointed to my Dad's car.

"See that car out there. That is the car that will take me out to eat. But you aren't going."

I laughed when Mom relayed that message, and when it was time for the Man to take off with PawPaw, he was bounding with excitement. He left in PawPaw's car, not knowing where he was eating, or what he would have.

An hour later, they pull in the driveway, and the Man comes running in with a Happy Meal toy, and some brochures on who knows what.

The Monkey, who had been waiting for him for that hour, ran out into the kitchen, yelling his name. The Man walked up to the Monkey, put his hand on her head and said "you're cute!" and handed her his Happy Meal Toy.

Here you go. I got this for you.


Blogger Pass The Torch said...

Your stories always get me! What a thoughtful kid you have...

As always, I'm thrilled you joined us again for Pass the Torch Tuesday.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Sounds like he's having a great day with his Paw-Paw. Now giving away his Happy Meal toy to his 'lil sister is too cute!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

My friend used to tease my son because when he was little, because he didn't think it was dinner unless it came with a toy. She'd say, "Now, there will be no dessert until all your fries are gone!"

I love the generosity of your son in sharing his special treat, his special day, with his special sister.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Lunch with PawPaw on 6th birthday.
It doesn't get any better than that.

Unless, of course, the monkey gets the toy!

10:42 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Awwww, so sweet! Gives me hope for my two.

12:19 AM  

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