Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Can I Get You Anything?

It's 6 PM and I'm exhausted. We had a full day of Children's Theatre, lunch out with friends, and then I went to the grocery store. (That last thing along would be enough to exhaust me at this point.)

So I'm lying on my bed, resting. Not asleep, you understand, just resting with a book beside me.

Philip is in the kitchen making eggs for anyone who happens to be hungry.

Then I feel a little face just inches from mine.

"Mama?" It is Miss Lili, staring me in the face.

"Yes?"

"Mama, you want a egg?"

"No, thanks. I'm not hungry."

She is silent for a second.

"You want a hamburger?"

This is generous as I am not sure how she will provide this if I say "yes". There are currently no hamburgers - nor makings of hamburgers - in the house.

"No, thanks," I say again. "I'm not hungry right now. Just tired."

Another silent second.

Then: "You want a sandwich?"

The nurturing impulse starts young, does it not?
(P.S. I passed on the sandwich. But I am now enjoying a hot cup of tea and Miss Lili is satisfied that I am not going to starve to death.)

3 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Love the sweet moments with kids!

Lisa said...

That is precious! I miss those little munchkins :)

Jodi G. said...

So Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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