Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Sweetest Hippie I know

This has nothing to do with anything, but I just wanted to take a moment to brag on one of my Sweetie Pies. We were at Silver Dollar City the other day for a craft festival, and I passed a rack of hand-made earrings. I stopped to look at one pair in particular. Evan (the 13 y.o. long-haired, hippie-looking one) asked if I was going to buy them. I turned them over, looked at the price and said, "Heaven's no; We're moving on!" They were way too expensive. I suffer from frequent "mommy guilt" when it comes to shopping. I have no problem buying things for Darrell and the kids, but when it comes to something for myself, I can always think of 47 other ways the money could be better spent and I start feeling guilty. It's one thing if I need it, and can find some way to justify it, but I was thinking to myself that I have no reason to buy earrings that cost that much. I'm a mom. I go to Wal-mart. I go to church. I go back to Wal-mart. That's pretty much it. No need for fancy schmancy earrings. So we moved on and enjoyed our day.

Later on that afternoon, Evan asked me for something from my purse. When I opened my bag, there was a small gift box in it. I pulled it out, opened it up, and there were the earrings... Evan had doubled back and bought them with some money he'd earned working with Darrell one day last week. They cost everything he had. Isn't that sweet? I was glad I had my sunglasses on because I started crying.

I'm off to bed- it's 1:00 in the morning. We have a field trip tomorrow with our homeschool group to a pumpkin patch, where I'm hoping to get some good pictures of the kids. The little ones are more excited about the fact that we're going to Pizza Hut beforehand to cash in their Book It coupons (Woo-hoo!). Goodnight, all. Over and out...


sassy chic said...

that was so sweet! who knew that he had that in him? God is so Good to give us the glimpses of our children that are so precious.

Melissa said...

That is so sweet. I love it when our kids prove to us that they really do think of and care for others.