I headed to the post office this morning to mail off a few Christmas packages, dreading the long line of crabby people.
I walked in and sure enough the lines were long, but to my surprise, I saw happy people. They were helping each other and guiding one another and smiling. Even the postal worker was cheerful. I saw service instead of selfishness, kindness instead of coarseness, and gratitude instead of grumpiness. It was so refreshing in this busy, bustling city to have people displaying the real meaning of Christmas through their kindness to one another even though strangers.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I hear the toilet seat clatter. "Katie, what are you doing? Do you need help?"
I start to get up to go check on her, but stop because I hear her talking.
"You went poo poo. Good Job."
She comes walking out with Elmo, patting him on the back.
"I'm so proud of you. You stayed clean and dry...next time you go pee pee too."
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tonight, I took Katie with me grocery shopping. She wanted to ride in the cart that had the truck attached to it, so I pop her in and buckle her up. Little did I know that she is skinny enough to slide out of the buckles. So I'm picking out some pork chops and I hear, " You better tell your mommy. Is that your mommy?" I glance over to see Katie down the aisle telling some random lady that she needs to go pee pee. I go claim my daughter, and we head off to the restroom. Katie turns to the lady and waves very cheerily to her new friend and says "Good-bye, I have to go the bathroom now," as if this woman is her best friend.
Last night, I'm putting Katie to bed which means she keeps getting out of her bed so I'm staking out on her floor so she will finally go to sleep. I glance up to her bed and I see naked buns creeping down toward the foot of the bed. "Katie what happened to your pants and your underwear?"
"They're up there."
"Why are they up there?"
"I took them off. My bum hurts right here, here...and here. I need some cream."
Yesterday, Katie walks up to the garbage and says "Oh dear. Oh dear. This garbage is smelly, smelly, smelly." I guess that's a hint to take out the garbage.