A Crystal Clear Surprise #20
March 6, 2020
There is was, a typical Thursday morning, chock-full of meetings, concerns, to-do lists, when I turn the corner into a very crowded office. Pulled out of my own thoughts, I noticed a family in my path. Two parents, but there in the heart of it, a small friend somewhere in the preschool range.
He looked up at me expectantly, two small figures pinched between his small fingers.
Hey, dude! What do you have there?
I said as I leaned down to give him a face-to-face and the items a closer look.
Can I take a look?
Small hands reached out and deposited those tightly held friends into my outstretched hand.
. Wow, this is a gorilla, right?
I stretched my fingers out to him with the gorilla loosely displayed between them.
He said, his smile widening, anticipating what would come next…
But what’s this? It looks like a cheshire cat with a… I hold up the mini-fig with clearly a purple smiling cheshire cat upper half. However its lower half is a wild genie-snake-ish tale.
He said, assuming shared knowledge between us.
Amazing. What a good idea!
We shared a smile.
He began to turn toward his mother and then I noticed the clear pint-size backpack on his back. He was fully-loaded. Figuring prominently in the front of the bag was a realistic looking hard plastic well-loved cow. Behind the cow was a dazzling collection of mini-lego figures, cars, crayons, paper, a small coloring book, and a lot of other supplies.
. You came prepared, dude!
A small nod returned from that open place. He knew he was all set. Three small fingers stretched out.
Wish you were coming soon. Can’t wait to see you again.
I thought as I walked away. Mood lifted by that crystal clear surprise.
For the month of March , I will be participating in the Slice of Life Challenge (#sol20) sponsored by Two Writing Teachers. I will be slicing each day for 31 days inspired by my work as a literacy specialist and coach, my life, and my fellow bloggers. This is day 6.