MiniWarrior showing EWO a wind up Praying Mantis toy he got at a 5 and 10 store today:
"Look, "EWO" isn't it cool?"
"Pft. It's a shame how many toys you have. I tell all my friends that you have way too many toys."
MiniWarrior looked at me puzzled.
"He's fine, EWO. Leave the boy alone." I said.
"No no. He has way too many toys. It's terrible."
"You know what that means when a child has lots of toys? It means they are loved." I said smiling reassuringly at MiniWarrior.
"Well. My kids never had so many toys and I had 4 kids."
"Yes. I know." I said looking her in the eye. "I was one of them."
"I was a good Mom, because you learned to work instead of being spoiled with toys." She said jerking her head in a self righteous nod.
I hugged MiniWarrior and whispered in his ear to ignore EWO. That she didn't understand kindness.
"I know, Mom" He whispered back. "She's a mean person and doesn't know how to be nice."
He is growing up and learning to see people for who they are instead of through the veil of innocence that layer a childs eyes.
I am proud and I am sad.
And I resolve to buy him another toy the next opportunity I can.
6 years ago