Yes, you read the title correctly…… My three year old stole a cane…….from an old lady. Okay, a very mature lady.
We went to a restaurant a few days ago and it was a buffet. We don’t go to this type of restaurant often and it was the first time Kate had ever been. I told her she had to come get food with me. She said, “I’m going to sit at the table. Just bring my food to me.”
Obviously she does not know how a buffet works. I told her that she could not stay by herself at the table and she had to tell me what foods she wanted put on her plate. Begrudgingly, she came with me.
As I was concentrating on the food and maneuvering the buffet, Kate was behind me at my elbow. Next thing I hear from this lady in her 80’s, “Honey, I need you to give me my cane back.”
What!!! Kate had taken this lady’s cane. I was horrified! I was stumbling over the “I’m so sorry!’s.” However, in all honesty the cane was pink and sparkly. I am sure it looked like a really cool toy for a 3 year old. Chalk that up to a conversation I didn’t have with her – I never thought I would have to say, “Do not take canes away from old people.” I thought that this was just a given in life. Apparently not.
Kate is my favorite today for the giggles she gives me as she irreverently maneuvers through life : )
Avery +6/-3, Brooke +9/-2, Kate +10/-4