Tuesday, May 09, 2006

To Show Affection, Give Them a Rock

Kaelen has an obsession with rocks. I am sure in the not so distant future, we will no longer have any rocks in our parking pad out back as Kaelen will have taken them all.

For Kaelen, finding the perfect rock is like finding the most perfect thing in the world. It is like he is subconsciously always on the look out for "The One". We can be walking down the street, playing in a park or in a parking lot and if he happens to spot "The One", he will move heaven and earth just to get it.

Quite often, "The One" will be accompanied by "The Second One". Once Kaelen has his precious rocks in his little hands, he will look up at you beaming with a perfect smile, and in his cute little way say "Wow". Sometimes these prizes are also accompanied with an excited stomp of the feet, especially when Mommy is exuberantly praising this most amazing discovery of Kaelen's.

You would think that Kaelen's rocks are precious to him beyond anything else; yet this beautiful little boy will eagerly bestow his treasures to those he loves. Quite often, he will secretly place his treasures as a gift to you without you knowing.

So, if you happen to come over to our house for a visit and Kaelen develops an affection for you, be sure to check in your shoes and/or purse after you leave. You just might be pleasantly surprised to discover that Kaelen has gifted you with one of his treasures.

And, who would have thought that a plain, old, dirty rock could end up being a rare and priceless gift?

1 comment:

StephieCee22 said...

I want a rock now :(