At work yesterday, I was sitting at the table with three of the boys and we were eating lunch. Out of the blue, Zan, who is six years old asked me a question.
“Kathy, are you poor”
I was truthful. “Yes, we are pretty poor. But we are okay.”
He thought a minute and then said, “You’re poor, but not too poor. You just don’t have money.”
I agreed with him that I did have a lot that others might not have, and that made me rich in some ways.
“You have a car.” He said. “And you have food.”
That was the end of that conversation. I have no idea why he thought to ask, unless he has overheard me talking to my son about bills at some point or something. I thought it was very touching that he had those thoughts. This is a child that will be silly and goofy at times, but then will blow my socks off at his insight. He is (besides being adorable) one of the most intelligent people I have had the pleasure of being around. Sharp as a tack, that child!
Now that winter is fast approaching, I should be able to read more. Once we get the rest of the leaves taken care of, there will be almost no outside work to do. I plan on reading! I have been enjoying murder mysteries lately. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I like them! I will just randomly pick several and hope one is a good one! Of course, I use the library, so if they are all duds, it didn’t cost me anything but my time and a tiny bit of gas for the car. The library is almost walking distance (It is walking distance for my son, but for me it’s just a bit far).
I love sitting all wrapped up nice and cozy on a winter afternoon, with a book in my lap! I had a Kindle, but it is ancient old and no longer works. I think I prefer actual books, anyway!
Our library is pretty small, but there are ample books to choose from.
Now, I want to go to the library, but silly work is getting in the way! Okay, maybe not silly work. Without that we would be in serious trouble!
Have a great Tuesday, all!