The other morning after breakfast, I threw open all the windows and started doing laundry while the boys played for a bit. I started over-hearing a conversation between the boys with one of our neighbors who was waiting for the bus. Afterwards, Charlie told me that his friend left because he had to go to school. Charlie made friends with someone over their mutual love of firetrucks...that was their topic of conversation, apparently.
A few months ago, I took Charlie to my sister Sarah's dance recital. During one of the 7 year old ballet dances, Charlie pointed to one of the girls and said, "I like that girl". The girl he was referring to was wearing a pair of sweet little glasses, and was a little plumper than the others. I teared up because Charlie's sweet, tender heart connected with the girl with the "cool glasses".
Whenever the boys are at the playground, they play with anyone and everyone. It doesn't matter what age they are, what color they are, what they look like, or what they're wearing...they connect with anyone who makes them feel good about themselves.
I thought about this quote from a member of the Primary General Presidency, when she said, "If we have a heart to learn and a willingness to follow the example of children, their divine attributes can hold a key to unlocking our own spiritual grown." (See full talk here)
Wouldn't we all be so much better off if we took on these wonderful child-like attributes? I'm grateful that I have the best little examples of this around me every single day.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I got in a few naps in, which was incredible! :-)