We’ve finally got everything put away, ok, I’m lying! We’ve ALMOST got everything put away. It never fails, every year, about half way through February I will look up and say “oh my, how did I miss that?” There will be some forgotten decoration looming on a shelf, it just always happens that way… but so far, from what I can see, I have packed up the Christmas decorations, which gave me and the kids some time to just snuggle up and watch movies yesterday.
The holiday excitement must have finally caught up to us, because the liveliest kids in our bunch, Tucker and Trenton fell asleep, and gave into the evil concept of taking a nap! I was enjoying having little ones all around me, listening to their banter, when one of those heart wrenching UNICEF commercials took over our TV.
The images immediately captivate Jordan. He can’t stopping listening to the voice pleading with him to help one of these children. “For just fifty cents a day, you can provide life saving vaccinations, mosquito nets, food, you can save a child’s life, for just fifty cents a day!” Fifty cents! Where have I heard that before? Oh yes, that is exactly what the hungry children in my car ask for every single morning… “Can I have fifty cents, please mom!” I try my best to fill this request, but I must confess that sometimes, I have said, “I don’t have any more fifty cents… do you guys know how expensive it is to dole out fifty cents every single day?” (Keep in mind that I pass out fifty cents 6 times most mornings, so that they can have “extras” in the lunch-line… Blondie never hits me up for 50 cents, no, she wants me to deliver Chinese food instead!)
Those words, “fifty cents a day” just keep on and the sad little children parade across the screen with their beautiful, sorrowful pleading eyes and suddenly Jordan blurts out “I want one of those!”
“What do you want, a hungry child?” I asked him, thinking to myself “don’t we already have some of those?”
“Yes, I want to bring one of them home.” Just then his twin brother chimes in and says “Jordan, they’re expensive!”
“Jayden, (he chuckles as he says this, as if everyone should know) they’re not expensive, they’re just kids!”
There you have it, they’re not expensive, they are just kids! I’d say that makes them BEYOND expensive…. even at fifty cents a day!