There is no end to the amount of stories I could write about things my kids do that shock me/surprise me /leave my jaw on the floor; things they say that I don’t expect, things they do that I am not prepared for. Well, last Friday Lil’J pulled a shock/surprise/jaw on the floor moment when we planned a little visit to Award Winning Dad at work…
Everyone at Award Winning Dad’s workplace has been asking for him to bring the baby in, so in keeping with typical Not Mom of the Year fashion I make a plan FOUR MONTHS LATER to go there. Since Big T was in school, it was Lil’J, The Boss Man, and I getting ready to visit Daddy. Although the visit was all about The Boss Man, Lil’J was over the moon to be going; waiting for me at the door with his shoes and hat on which rarely ever happens without repeating myself yelling twenty times to do so. Whenever we go anywhere I ask the boys to pack their “stuff”, which usually consists of a small bag of toys, but today Lil’J says he wants to take candy? I’m all, “nooooo candy for you mister”. He finds a small green gift bag, and walks over to our “junk cupboard” (don’t hate, everyone has a stash somewhere), and starts to fill the bag with at least thirty Werthers Hard Candy.
Me: “Whoa, whoa, where are you taking all this candy?”
Lil’J: “To daddy”
Me: “Daddy cannot eat all of that candy; you’ll have to put some back.”
Lil’J: “But it’s for Daddy’s friends.”
To save time, I avoided the argument and let him bring the bag of candy since we’ll just bring it home and put it back anyway.
We arrive at Award Winning Dad’s office, Lil’J shows him the bag of goods and shares one of the thirty with him. We walk into the office and start chatting with someone, Lil’J reaches into his bag and hands her a candy. He makes typical 3 year old conversation; “I’m three years old”, “I like angry birds”, “my brother is a baby”. I’m in shock. We run into a few other people, he hands them each a candy, and chats. I’m surprised by his unlikely extroversive behaviour. Like in any office, woman start to flock toward the door smelling that recognizable cocktail of baby scents; spit up, baby lotion, and breast milk, and Lil’J continues to schmooze and hand out this candy he “packed for Daddy’s friends.” Award Winning Dad and I looked keep exchanging that “this ain’t my kid” look. We continue to meet more people, and each person receives a candy that was packed specifically for them since they were one of Lil’J’s Dad’s “friends”, and an earful of conversation.
My jaw was on the floor by the end of our visit, I was so impressed with him. He had plan and he followed through. Annnnd he was quite a gem in doing it. Even more impressive, not once did he take or ask for that candy he packed and delivered. *Heart Melt*
It’s hard to capture just how sweet this visit was, and of course to convey just how well my
baby little man worked the crowd with gifts and chatter, but I had to write about one of these shock/surprise/jaw on the floor moments that I never want to forget.