Friday, January 09, 2009

A Mall, and a milestone

Last night I took Son #3 and Son #4 to the mall, to exchange a Christmas gift and use up their gift cards. The nearest mall is an hour from our house, so...kind of a big deal, if you are 12 or 13.

Leaving GameStop, the Sons noticed a small child frantically calling for his mommy.

Yeah, the Sons get all the credit. I was not paying attention.

OK, so we looked around and didn't see anyone who could qualify for this little kid's mom, so Son #3 volunteered to track down a police officer while Son #4 and I bought the boy a lemonade.

Fear goes better with lemonade, when you are maybe 3 years old, we figured.

The lemonade, mall cops and missing mother all arrived at around the same time. As the Sons and I were relaxing in the food court, I realized: for the first time, our boys FOUND a lost kid, instead of BEING a lost kid.

Pretty flippin' awesome.

6 comments:

Knot said...

Will that earn them some extra street cred with you AND get them a little extra next time they go to Game Stop?

Knot

Cynthia said...

Great milestone!!!

Penelope said...

That is totally fantastic! Well done to you for bringing up such responsible boys :o)

Kerry McKibbins said...

That IS a milestone.
I love that they found a lost boy instead of being a lost boy - very funny.
You should be proud of those boys!!!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Awww!!!!! Glad he's found and all is well & great job to your guys!!!

Did you notice I'm following your blog with my right boob now? I just now figured out how to do that from Kerry's blog.

Christine said...

Knot: Yeah, they already have a considerable amount of cred, but I don't know if that translates into extra Game Stop stuff. They have EVERYTHING.

C,P & K: Yup, definitely proud of the boys. Hoping the whole Grown Man thing works out well for all of them.

Jill: You and your boob are welcome here, any time.