Saturday, December 6, 2008

'You will reap what you sow'

Every day I walk my kids to school, and often lots of neighbourhood children join us. Sometimes I feel like the Pied Piper!

But last Friday I was by car because I had run some errands. As I was gathering my children, a little neighbourhood boy skidded to a stop with his scooter just before he hit me and shouted happily: Hello Otsmom*!'

'Hi Armand! Today I'm by car!'
'Ooh...' he replied looking all woebegone, so I said: 'You know what? Just throw your scooter in the back of the car, and you can drive home with us.'

A few days later I went to pick up the kids up again, and I was wearing this stupid hat, because I'ld just washed my hair and was afraid of catching a cold. Along came Armand, who took one look at me and said: 'You look great with that hat, Otsmom!' then he slipped his hand in mine and whispered: 'I drove in you car Otsmom'.

It made me think of the saying: 'You will reap what you sow.'
I had sown some friendliness and helpfullness and I harvested friendliness and a little hand in mine!

*My fourth child's name is Ot, and the neighbourhood children call me 'Otsmom'


Firefly said...

Hey, just stopping by to see how are things going :)

irel said...

lol,the same thing to em at school when I eat lunch with my kids. I am known as Shaun's mom or Ethan's mom. lol

mrsbear said...

What a sweet moment. I've also been someonesmom, depending of course on which class we're talking about since three of my kids are already in school. My oldest's friend always calls me by my first name which surprised me a little, I almost prefer someonesmom. Thanks for stopping by today and commenting.

attygnorris said...


You're right. We have to plant good seeds of understanding, love, kindness and compassion because that's what we want to come back to us.


Leah said...

what a sweet story. made me smile. thanks.


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