Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Cole & Cough Drops
Cole is just a fun kid.
The pictures don't match the story, but I just wanted to record this story about Cole from last week.
Cole came home from school and told me that his teacher was sick. She had a cold and he wanted to do something for her. I told Cole that we could make some bread and take her a loaf of bread to school the next day. That suggestion didn't click with him. So, I told him to think about it and we'd come up with an idea. Cole was worried for Mrs. Foote. She had used her last cough drops up during the school day. So, after Scouts we went to the store. I had to pick up a few things for lunches for the following day. I told Cole that he could pick one thing--anything he wanted--to take to school for his sick teacher. He picked a bag of cough drops. And not just any bag. He took special care to choose the bag that had the flavors that Mrs. Foote likes. What kid even pays attention to what flavor cough drops his teacher likes? And that she used the last cough drop?
Well Cole sure did. We took the cough drops and a package of tissues and wrapped them in a clear bag with pretty ribbon and he took the package to school the next day.
A few days later I was volunteering in the class. Mrs. Foote pulled me aside and told me how thoughtful it was for Cole to think of her and to notice that she wasn't feeling well and that she was out of cough drops. She started to cry. And, of course, so did I.
So proud of my little blonde tender hearted boy. He really is thoughtful and generous. And messy.