Monday, December 30, 2013

Would You Like A Two-Year-Old?

Today at Starbucks someone asked us if we would like to take their child. 

"Would you like a two-year-old? I can't get her to put on her coat!"

"We would love one." 

How is she to know our little boy will be 2 in a week and that we can't get him to put his coat on either. 


  1. This made me cry. What I wouldn't give for my almost 2 year old.

    1. I replay this scene in my mind where instead of just smiling and saying "We would love one." I say, "We already have a 2 year old, but he's dead. Your daughter is beautiful. Who cares if she won't put her coat on. It's not important. Go outside, she will eventually feel the cold and want her coat. Just love her." And the effortless smile is wiped from her face.

  2. This made me cry too. I'd also be replaying, and saying something similar.

  3. Well, isn't that a punch in the face? So sorry. I often say things like your replay response that in my head, although never out loud. Some day, if people catch me in a bad enough mood, maybe I will.