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That green apple

Saturday, 11:45 a.m.

As we inched toward Hollywood in traffic, I asked my husband, “Do you have a snack in your car? I need to eat something.” He knows my blood sugar’s been giving me grief recently.

“Don’t you have that apple?” he asked.

“You’re right!” I smiled as I reached into my purse for that green apple.

Saturday, 11:00 a.m.

My husband and I were on our way to our first date in months. We’d almost made it out the door when our seven-year-old,  Li’l D, asked me, “Aren’t you going to take the apple with you?” He’d set a green apple in front of me a few minutes earlier.

“I don’t need an apple, sweetie,” I said. “But thank you!”

He looked so crestfallen, I put the apple in my purse. For show.

Saturday, 7 p.m.

My littlest one, Littler J, babbled with overtired zeal as we loaded him into our car. Li’l D was quieter in his sleepiness as he climbed into his car seat.

“Hey. You know what?” I told him. “I ended up needing that apple!”

“Told you!” he cheered. To himself, he murmured, “I helped.” His chest puffed out for a moment, leading my heart to swell in return.

“You sure did,” I said, smiling. “You sure did.”

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  1. February 27, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    That’s so sweet! I love it!

  2. N.
    February 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    That’s just the sweetest thing ever ❤️

    • March 1, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Littler is starting to show a fondness for helping, but I still somehow forget how much joy we derive from helping others … even this young! 💕

  3. February 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Kids. Sometimes they know what we need better than we do. 🙂

  4. February 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. February 28, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Heartwarming 🙂

  6. February 28, 2017 at 5:25 am

    This is so cute! 😉

  7. February 28, 2017 at 5:38 am

  8. March 1, 2017 at 7:08 am

    So sweet!!! ❤

    • March 4, 2017 at 6:22 am

      This little guy melts my heart! Seems he has that same effect on others, about which I’ll write more soon. ♥

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