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"Mom, what would you like for your birthday?"

Luke is the child that speaks the language of gifts. Not only does he love getting, but he delights in giving as well. Knowing that he's 11 and limited on funds, (plus, what mom would take advantage of her kid?) I said I would love a pineapple. It's one of those things that I rarely treat myself to, and I think a birthday would be a special occasion. Bonus: it would be in his budget.


"Mom, are you going into town tonight?"

No, I'm not. Do you need something.

"I need to get a pineapple for your birthday."

(Oh, gosh. I just created a scene out of 50 First Dates.)

Well, maybe you can give Dad some money and ask him to stop after work tomorrow.


As Becky and I were grocery shopping, she picked up a pineapple. On Luke's behalf. She had his money in her pocket. She set it on the counter when she got home and gave me the $5 that Luke entrusted to her.


"Happy birthday, mom! I see you got your pineapple!"

Thanks, buddy. It was really sweet of you.

"Was there change from my $5?"

Well, there was but I don't have any right now. I just have the five you gave Becky. I can see if Dad has some change to give you."

Oh, the look on his face was priceless as he debated between his sweet gifting generosity, and his hard earned cash.

"No, that's alright, mom. You can just keep the change. It is your birthday, after all. Just remember not to eat it until Friday."


I got exactly what I wanted for my birthday this year. The best kids ever.


Roger Miller said...

That's awesome!! Happy Birthday Karen! Have a great day with your awesome family.

Nikki said...

Seriously. I love your family. Hope your birthday pineapple is delicious.

Cindy said...

Such a great son! Hope you're pineapple and your birthday were amazing!