My blog today is about an event yesterday that was a pretty good life lesson and unintentionally hilarious all at the same time. I think I might have scarred my kids for life...one in a good way and the other...not so much lol.
Yesterday, after Katie got here, we went to Safeway to get a few things for dinner. There was a homeless lady sitting outside, near the library book return. Trying to be in the shade, but it wasn't really working and it was HOT yesterday. So I decided to teach my kids a lesson in giving to the less fortunate.
We got the couple things I needed for dinner then wandered around for a few to pick up things for this lady. Nikolas thought it was just stuff for our trip on Sunday. We grabbed a tuna fish lunch kit with crackers, an apple, a resealable bag of chips and a bottle of water. I put those items in a separate bag from my other items. When we were talking out, I handed Nik the bag and said go give this to the lady sitting by the book return. He went over, handed her the bag and she kept saying "No, no, are you sure?" and Nik said "My mom bought it for you, just take it" so she gave us a wave and we continued across the parking lot to the car.
(So that was the scarring Nikolas part...I think I scarred him in a good way...I think he really understood the message I was showing him.)
So we get to the car, Katie was putting Sissy in, I was buckling Timmy then gonna take the cart to the cart corral thingy...
Nik: Mom that lady was so happy. That was really nice.
Me (to Katie as I buckle Timmy): Ya know, not everyone likes tuna, but sometimes, beggars can't be choosers...
Katie: exactly! It was still nice...
Me: :::shutting the door and turning to take the cart back:::
Timmy: (in a little tiny sad voice) Nobody likes me?
Katie: Oh no!!
Me: ::racing to reopen the door:: No no no, buddy, not everyone likes tunnnnnnnnnnnnnnna
Katie: tuna fish...the food...the food!
Me: Oh my god! No honey, everyone loves you.
Me: :::returning the cart and then getting back in the car::::
Katie: Really? hahahahahha You are so going to hell...
So yeah, poor Timmy. "Not everybody likes tuna..." Sigh. I guess I need to choose my words more carefully next time. I think he may be scarred for life. He was so mortified at the thought that not EVERYONE liked him lol. My poor kiddo. He rebounded pretty quick, but that was a definitely a lesson for me lol.