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After school table talk

Christopher: Smrithi has been really nice to me lately.

Mom: Maybe she likes you.

Christopher: You mean "like me" like me?

Mom: Yes.

Christopher: I've never heard of a Negro and a white person together.

Mom: She's not black, she's from India.

Christopher: What's the difference since her skin is black?

Mom: It's where she's from. It doesn't matter what color her skin is anyway. What matters is how she is on the inside, as a person.

Christopher: Smrithi wants me to make her a bird (origami).


Christopher: Mom, can you take me to Smrithi's house to drop off this bird?

Mom: Sure, do you want to take her a donut too?

Christopher: Okay.

(Under the cake platter dome, are an assortment of Krispy Kreme Valentine's donuts that I had just bought for the family for a surprise. I'm wondering if he'll choose one of the heart shaped ones. He does.)

Christopher: Do we have any pretty plates that she can keep that I can take it on? I don't want to use just a paper plate.

Mom: Sure, she can have this one.

We drive up the street and around the corner to Smrithi's house while I wait in the car and Smrithi greets Christopher at the door. A moment later, he comes back to the car, smiling. I see through the window of Smrithi's house before I drive away, a little girl dashing off to show someone at home what she's just been given.

Later that evening, Christopher decides he wants to make Smrithi a whole "nest" of birds, and he spends much of his normal computer gaming time crafting little birds for Smrithi. He asks if he can use a tape runner and packing paper to make a nest. He's going to drop it off to her house today after school.


Maryanne said…
That is so cute of Christopher! Oh to be young and in love.... (I'm OLD and in love, you know as I'm almost 40!)
Summer Adams said…
LOL, that is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!!
Heidi said…
Oh cute Christopher has a Valentine!!!
seriously, love it. i love that the birds have hearts on them. so cute!! i love the feeling of a crush! the butterflies, the excitment, the anticipation of when you will see them again. so fun. hope it's a fun v-day for him.
Sierra and Joe said…
How cute!! I love the way you wrote it too.
Bobbi said…
Thank you for sharing this tender story. Way to go, Christopher!
I liked We Are Marshall, too, for all your reasons and because I have a son named Marshall!
Fun time for you in Denver (this is a catch-up comment, as you can tell). We lived there for 5 years, and I visited family there every other summer growing up--a vibrant city. But we moved away before the temple was built, so I was glad to see the pics. Sealings are sweet and spiritual experiences.
Lonna said…
That is really so cute, what a fun little family you have. It really sounds like there is never a dull moment around your place. I can't wait to see if she gives him back a little something.
LaNan said…
What a cute boy! Very thoughtful and sweet!
Megs said…
That was such a great story! Keep us posted on what happens on valentines day!! Thanks for all your movie reviews. It is fun to hear what others think of movies I have seen as well as get good suggestions of what to rent.
Lynette said…
What a sweet boy you have raised! There is nothing quite like the conversations after school...the things we all learn.

I wonder what Valentine's Day will bring for him...
That is the. cutest. thing. ever.

I just wanna hug him.
Madison said…
*squee* That's the cutest thing ever!
Julie said…
That is so sweet! You should be proud to have raised such a thoughtful boy!
Julie said…
That is so dang sweet. The nest with all the birds in it kills me. He is so cute!!!!!!!!!

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