Now, thus far in my journey, I am the proud mother of two little girls. I have seen oh-so-cute shirts that declare the wearer Mommy’s Valentine, but of course, these tend to be outfits for little boys. And to me, it kind of makes sense for a little boy to give his Mommy a gift on Valentine’s Day. I have never given it much thought, and would have shrugged it off if I had. I don’t have a boy, and that’s just the way it is.
Well, apparently my four-year-old had put more thought into it than I have. We got a flyer in the mail a few days ago that had several pretty bouquets displayed. A enjoyed looking over them with me, and commenting on which ones people we knew would like (her grandmother and aunt, for example). I put it on the fridge, hoping to inspire my husband, and it seemed like every day A was taking it down to look at it. She had pointed out the one she wanted several times.
I made some passing comment about not being sure if her dad knew I wanted them…and lo and behold, my little girl took it upon herself to inform her Daddy of what I wanted. She said it like this: “I don’t have any money, Daddy. You have to get these for Mama, please.” I thought it was very, very cute.
Unbeknownst to me, she wasn’t convinced he was going to come through, so she used my cell phone to call her aunt (whose number she found by looking through my contacts, where people’s Facebook pictures are displayed) and tell her the same thing. I was unaware of any such arrangement between them, so boy was I surprised when her aunt came over today and woke A from her nap to give me a dozen red roses!
“She is so bossy,” I complained good-naturedly when her aunt told me the whole story.
“Oh, she wasn’t bossy at all! She didn’t tell me I had to do it, she asked me if I would. She even said please.”
I am so wonderfully blessed. Not only by having such a kind sister who would fulfill such a request, but also in having such a sweet girl to think of me. She is always bringing me gifts, but I think now that she has figured out that she can get others to buy them the game might have changed for good! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!