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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Forgiveness-Child Style.

After playing together for three days straight. Having a sleep over and spending the entire morning together. When T's friend Alex declared he was going home, T fought back tears.

"Can I come play at your house?"

"No." Alex said. "I just want to watch TV."

"I'll watch TV with you." T offered up. Anything to be with his friend.

"No. I don't want to."

"I'm never going to play with him again." T cried to me. "He is the worst friend ever." And we dealt with the disappointment that sometimes comes our way through childlike friendship.

While M and her friend Halle played make up and dress up and movie stars galore, T moped about until Halle's five year old brother came over to play.

"Will you play with me?" Five year old Brooks offered up.

T accepted and to the basement they went.

Shortly after, there was a knock on the door. H and I went to answer and lo and behold it was Alex.

"Can T play?" He asked. I called T upstairs and T hesitantly looked Alex over.

After a long and hesitant pause I heard these words, "I knew you'd come back."

And the sound of footsteps down the steps followed after.

The shoes in the entryway belonging to T, M and friends Halle, Brooks and Alex.

Tuesday afternoon.

3 Comments:

Blogger amb said...

oh to remember childhood and the difficulties of it. If only those were the troubles we had to deal with as adults, right. they are cute and i'm glad they are friends again!

August 22, 2007 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger melissa said...

oh, how i wish i could be so childlike in forgiving and loving. thanks for this reminder.

August 22, 2007 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger LeRoy Dissing said...

If only adults forgave and played as well!

August 22, 2007 at 10:41 PM  

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