Bug is a very sweet, caring, loving little girl. I often forget to point that out since I am constantly ranting about her eccentric behavior and oddities. The sweet moments are not nearly as funny, but are just as important to share so that you can totally get a grasp of this amazing little creature I call Bug.
Bug loves coins (or coinies as she calls them) as do most small children, but she seems to love them just a little more than most. Not for the monetary value but because they are shiny, fun to hold, fun to stash and find again at a later date, fun to show off, fun to count, just fun! So I often give her quarters that are left over after I do laundry, or other various coins if I happen to have them. The other day, I found a quarter in the parking lot. I walked in and immediately gave it to Bug, and with that fabulous little smile, she said “Thank you Mommy” and went to her room to stash it. I didn’t know how much these little gestures had meant to her over the past few years.
Then yesterday, she was outside playing, and she came in with the biggest smile on her face, her sparkling blue eyes all aglow. She ran straight to me, put out her hand, and said “Here this is for you, I found it outside”. In that hand was a not-so-shiny penny, and she placed it in my hand. She was so proud and simply said “You need a coinie too, I love you so much, you are my favorite”. She smiled, turned, and walked back outside beaming with pride!
Yes, I teared up. She had apparently overheard the talk of bills and Christmas and not having any money. She’s a smart little girl and she didn’t like to see Mommy sad. And it worked, I found myself smiling and happy! I love her very much and I do believe I will be keeping my coinie for a very long time, stashed away just like she does, to pull out every once in a while, just to make me smile!
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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