We had lunch at our favourite local cafe today, and Fainjin picked up an extra colouring-in page. “I’m saving this for Babess,” he declared, and I thought that was very sweet of him.
When we got home, he carefully coloured in one of the pages, and wrote his name and age on it. Then he wrote “For Babess” across the bottom, having first checked with me what colour she would like. Then he asked for an envelope, folded up the picture, popped it in, sealed it, and wrote her name on the outside with crayon.
He pondered where to leave it so that she would find it when she came home from daycare, and was pleased when I suggested he just leave it on the kitchen table. When she arrived, he ran to collect it and present it to her, “Look what I made for you!” Her reaction was as pleased as if she had received a surprise letter in the mail.
So simple, but so thoughtful.
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