Eating spaghetti with a four year old is delightful. I encourage you to do this as often as possible. Spaghetti is difficult for any adult to eat with grace- a four year old just dives in with vigor and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
Last night I celebrated my birthday with the nephews. They made me homemade cards. Go make a homemade card. It’s delightful.
I also got a $50 bill! In this world of digital interaction, paper delights me. Paper money is even more delightful.
Littlest nephew handed me two items – my birthday card and a yellow index card. The yellow index card was folded up into a tiny square, very super-secret like. I was told I could open the birthday card immediately but the super-secret index card had to wait until we opened presents. The super-secret index card waited by the spaghetti…..giddy with anticipation.
Finally it was time. He moved over to watch me open…..and I was presented with this….
“Well,” I said. “This. This is amazing. Is this me?”
Little Nephew rolled his eyes and gave a little pshaw, “No Hehe”, (they call me Hehe…..another delight), “this is Joe Biden. Joe Biden became President today. Joe is standing by the flag.”
Side note delight……you know how little kids sometimes don’t have their ‘L’s’ quite enunciated? So ‘little’ sounds a bit like ‘wittle’. He looked at me quite seriously with those big brown eyes and said, “This is Joe Biden, standing by the Flwag.”
This kid. I loved how he soaked the events of yesterday- so much so it had to be presented on a yellow index card after dinner.
I also got a bottle of peanut butter whiskey which I have been told is amazeballs and an amazing t-rex shirt…..both to be discussed at a later date. We still have a lot of delights to post- 348 more to be exact.
Go eat spaghetti!