Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents. You know, ordering just the burger because you didn't want to admit that you want the fries and then the cook puts some on your plate by mistake. Or going down the wrong aisle in the grocery store causing you to remembering that you are in fact out of coffee (gasp) and you forgot to put it on the list. And my new favorite- driving 40 minutes away from home to look for shoes and bumping into friends in a store you didn't plan on going into. Ta Da! Happy accident turns into impromptu play date at Old Navy. I'm serious. I really thought that any moment the staff was going to kick us out of the store but the silliness was really their fault. Who puts 4 big baskets of balls in reach of children in a children's section. Kiera got a chance to play with friends that didn't run from her (that has been happening lately) and Ben got to play with friends that didn't care if he had a walker. One of the girls walks with a walker too so it's nothing new to them. There really is nothing like the openly happy look on Ben's face when he sees these girls. It could be that he just likes the bell on the other walker but based on the fact that he told both girls that he loved them about 100 times I think that it is more than that. We ended up spending a really fun afternoon playing and being silly. But can you believe, no camera! This was Ben and my conversation at bedtime-(when you read this try to picture bright, happy blue eyes, a soft smile and little giggles) Me: I had a really fun day with you today. Ben: (big smile) Mama, Eden wants to walk. Eden wants to walk just like Ben wants to walk. I walk in my walker just like Eden and Eden walks in her walker just like me. Eden has a bell. I ring the bell on Edens walker. Eden rings the bell too. Well, I'm tired mama. I love you.

6 comments:

Angela said...

Totally melts my heart. I love it -- "happy accidents" I wish there were more of them, but know they are precious when they happen!!

Thanks for sharing such a sweet moment...

Melissa said...

That melts my heart too! Ben is so sweet!

Lijy said...

I happy for Ben, it seems he really had a nice time.

Heike said...

Nice, eh, those moments when our kids find they are not the only "odd one out".
Funny though, i read your and Billie's blog ever day, knew you lived in the same state - but it never occurred to me you might be close enough to bump into each other at the shops. Or am i wrong here and is it a different set of girls you ran into. Strange thing, really, this internet. Wonderful

Shannon said...

I love that he can identify with others in a positive way.

Heike-
You're right. It was Billie that we bumped into. We live about a half hour from each other but were both about 45min away from home when at the shops.

Billie said...

It was very fun, and my girls have been talking about it ever since:)

One of these days we WILL get together for a planned play date! Alas, Eden is very sick and had to take a trip to the doctor's office today... Maybe the end of March / beginning of April?