Monday, February 8, 2010

Good While it Lasts

My Athlete is home sick from school this week and stayed in bed a long, long time this morning.  After telling his sister 4,833 times to put on her uniform, brush her hair and put her lunchbox in her backpack we were ready to leave.

I stopped by The Athlete's bedroom to kiss him and tell him goodbye.  He was sweet as pie, of course, and tugged at my heart a little when I turned to leave.

I didn't know The Princess was in the doorway behind me and was BLOWN AWAY when she said:

"I'm sorry you're sick.  I hope you feel gooder."

I thought I might burst into tears or buy her a pony on the way to school.  Unsolicited kindness does not come from this child's mouth.  It was a moment to be treasured for years to come.

And then she said:

"Don't touch my stuff with your sick hands."

Oh right.  There's my daughter.  Go get in the car.

17 comments:

Andrea said...

That is so funny! Hope the athlete feels gooder soon!

B said...

HA! I love it!

Erin said...

Don't kids always say the greatest things?? I need to start writing them all down in a notebook. I keep meaning to, but ....soon it will be too late!

;-)

Emmy said...

Lol! Well at least it lasted for about 3 seconds :)

MiMi said...

Bahahaha!! Funny stuff, right there!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

That's too funny. They still haven't mastered the art of stopping while it's good.

But then it wouldn't be nearly as funny.

Hope the athlete is feeling better soon!!

shortmama said...

Just when you thought she was being sweet!

Menopausal New Mom said...

That is so funny the way their little minds work. Empathy for 5 seconds and then it's business as usual Lol!

Tara said...

So much for an extended period of niceness!! Hope he's feeling much better today!

BTW, shall I remind you of Music Monday next week? There isn't a theme next week..it's your choice to post whatever you're in the mood to post.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love it!!! That made me laugh outloud!!!

Flory said...

That's great. The love/hate relationship between siblings can be comical at times.

Desert Rose said...

Those sweet moments are something to cherish...but so are the funny ones! And that sure was funnnaay!

tori said...

ahhh! sibling love...isn't it sweet!

Alyssa said...

Well, she is getting gooder...and gooder...and gooder...someday she'll be goodest.

Hope he's feeling better.

Tooj said...

:)
My five year old would be the sweet comment and Hubs would be the one telling the almost teen not to touch anything. In fact, when he's sick, Hubs banishes him to his bedroom and quarantines him. I think it's a bit harsh, but apparently he's a closet germaphobe???

Your daughter and my Hubs would love one another.

Mama Kat said...

Oh my Lord that picture is awesome!! Hahaha...SO reminds me of myself when I was little.

Dang.

I bet she's bummed about missing out on that pony.

Maki said...

Oh that texts and the pic - so perfect and hilarious!

I hope your little one feel better soon! xo

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