Lately, I’ve been rewarding the children with “grown-up” things when they spontaneously display a new sort of maturity–with something equally as “grown up.”
Brooke: Dressed Breanna for an outing without being asked. She got a huge waffle cone (like only Mom and Dad get) at the dairy, filled with mounds of ice cream.
Brad: Shared his coveted portion of Dad’s famous scrambled eggs without batting an eye. He got special tea time with Mom the next morning.
Brian: Picked up the end of the stroller to help me carry Brea down the stairs outside the dental museum, without being asked. He got some Hot Mocha Mola with Mom the next morning.
Breanna: Set the table with plates while I was cooking dinner, without being asked. She also indulged in the Hot Mocha Mola!
And just what is Hot Mocha Mola? Why, Ghirardelli’s White Mocha powdered mix, of course.