7.02.2008

The Precious Moments of Parenting......

Yesterday I stumbled upon some really good tickets to the Twins game, so I gave them to Mike and Colton. They had a great time.
When they first got there, a man and his kid were sitting next to them and the guy looked at Colton and handed him a baseball. Apparently, they were there during batting practice and happened to get one of the balls that were hit up into the stands.
Then as he was enjoying his huge ice cream sundae in a Twins hat, a guy accidentally spilled his beer and got some on Colton. He felt horrible and offered to buy him a new sundae as a few drops happened landed in his ice cream. Mike told him not to worry about it, it was an accident (truly it was - it wasn't as though he was hammered and poured it on him). A few innings later the guy came back with a bag of cotton candy for Colton.
Then on the way home, the following conversation took place:

Colton: Dad, why did that guy and his kid give me that ball?
Mike: Well, he said that they already had one. Remember what mom and I tell you about sharing or giving things to other people? It makes you feel good to make somebody else feel good.
long pause....
Colton: I feel bad for people that don't have anything. (this said as they were driving past a few homeless people holding up signs).
long pause......
Colton: Dad, I can't wait to have kids so that I can teach them what you just taught me. And I can tell them about what we do. Oh, and I'll teach them about Kirby Puckett and Herbek too.

7 comments:

beejo said...

that is the cutest thing EVER. what a good kid.

Polina said...

Joy of sharing is the first thing that needs to be explained to children... But after I first told my daughter she didn't need to be greedy and she should enjoy sharing toys with other kids - she returned from her kindergarten with NO toys (previously taken there) and answered my question like "I now do love sharing things, mom!":)

lib said...

colton is such a sweetheart....

Swanson Family said...

OMG, this made me tear up! Colton ha a huge heart, if only all kids could get it like him.

Jaci said...

He is such a doll! I love those little life moments when you go, see, some stuff does sink in!

:o)

trav said...

adorable! i can only hope ours pick it up like yours have :)

jenny said...

what a sweetie! :)