We find a piece of chalk on the sidewalk and make a bigger version of the hopscotch he and Bri drew the day before. Son spots Bri's car, and the most gorgeous, happy, innocent smile lights up his face...he walks to the car as it parks, still holding the cookies. She gets out, says hi and that she has to do homework before she can play.
He turns towards home, slightly confused...i explain about homework and then offer to play tic tac toe with him and share the cookies, saying Bri can have Teddy Grahams when she comes out. His little face brightens again as he says "Ok!". We share delicious cookies, he wins 5 times at tic tac toe and we hopscotch together, his 4 year old feet trying to figure out how to hop 3 times on one foot. Pure warm afternoon delight. I'm so grateful to be so blessed.