There has been much activity happening what with this being summer and all. But in my head, it could all wait while I lived the days and came back here to write about it at a later date. But Sam’s sweety heart tales couldn’t wait, I want to log them here because I realise in the daily fights, these moments will get forgotten very soon.
A few weekends back, we went to a friend’s house for dinner and the kids were playing outside. About 30minutes later, the other boys came back except Sam. When I asked where he was the other kid just said that he is still playing at someone else’s house. I got concerned because it was someone I didn’t know and I didn’t want him to be there alone. So I sent the other boys to call him back. The boys got back Sam along with the neighbour boy in whose house they were playing. I was all ready to scold Sam for staying back in someone’s house we didn’t know when he comes up to me and says “Amma, we were all playing with his toys and no one helped him clean up – so I stayed back to help him clean up, amma. I did not stay there to play.” The other boy also came and said “Aunty, he was the only one who helped me clean up”. I felt very guilty for getting ready to scold him.
Sam and another friend’s son participated in a Triathlon a few weeks back for which my friend got beyblades for her son and Sam. We later then went out for dinner when Sam said “Amma, I will get Su (another kid) also a beyblade with my piggybank money – he doesn’t have a beyblade and he will feel bad if we play without him.” He asked me to buy his friend another beyblade for his birthday too because that friend wanted that particular “newest,quickest” one. Sam doesn’t have it either, but he asked for his friend and said “Its ok Amma, its his birthday, buy for him now and buy for me for my birthday”. Even after reminding him that his birthday is another 5 months away, he was ready to wait.
In appreciation of this kind heart, I ordered the same “newest, quickest” one for him too 🙂