the other night we went for ice cream. we got 2 free bowls (because my man is the king of good deals).
this shared between 3 kids isn’t exactly the smoothest, especially with mason and his demanding and persistent shrieking.
so finally bennett says, “i’m all finished. you can have mine, mason.” and he passed his ice cream over with a content smile.
i said, “bennett, you are so sweet. if the world was filled with people like you, everyone would be happy, everyone would get along, there’d be no wars, everyone would share and people would mind their own business.” he just gave me his big, heart melting grin.
not wanting to leave anyone out i then said, “and mason, if the world were full of people like you, there would be lots of determination, inventions, discoveries, dominations and conflict.” he looked up at me from his spot, with his arm wrapped tightly around his newly acquired bowl of ice cream and scowled at the spoon i was holding as if to say, “don’t you dare take a bite.”
and of course, “ella, if the world were full of people like you everyone would be doing what they are supposed to, everything would get done, no one would break the rules. the world would be precise and organized.”to which ella naturally responds, “oh, you mean it would be the right way?”
i for one, am grateful for the variety in our family.
"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise." ~Johann von Goethe