Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Chivalry Is Alive In Elementary School

Mr. Schmitty, T., R., Ruby, and I all took a stroll to W.'s school yesterday afternoon to pick him up upon dismissal. It was a beautiful day, a little warm for April, but I much prefer it to the cold and am so happy winter is gone. The school is very close to our home so it's a nice walk for the preschoolers. No worries that they will tire and we'll have to carry them.

Now that we have the world's most ADORABLE PUPPY it's very difficult to leave the school when the kids are released. Pretty much every child who comes out the front door makes a pit stop to pet and fawn over her before they get on the bus or begin their walk home. A few of the kids have even told their moms not to worry if they are a few minutes late because they are with us and the puppy. It's very comical.

One little girl, A., in particular walks home with us everyday we bring Ruby. She is a friend and classmate of W. and lives directly behind us. We've known her and her family since W. was a toddler.

All of Ruby's fans finally let us leave. We begin to walk and I notice W. say to A., who was carrying a backpack and a big shopping bag full of items she needed for a project, "A., let me carry that bag for you."

I beamed with pride and told him how thoughtful a gesture that was. Another mom overheard him and commented to me that he was just the sweetest boy. My heart swelled.

W. then says to A., "Actually A., I usually do this as a free service for everyone."

As opposed to what? Charging for it?


Babybull40 said...

The puppy is adorable and your little guy is adorable too.. very sweet even if he did charge for his "services"..

Justice Fergie said...

hilarious. a true child-preneur.

Maria said...

What a great line. It amazes me when kids say things like that.

Once, we were talking about a movie at the dinner table and Bing mentioned that she didn't know when it was coming out. Liv said, "I know that it is coming soon to a theater near you!"

Mom on Coffee said...

What a gentleman!!!

moodswingingmommy said...

What a little sweetheart you have there! (The puppy too, of course.)

Oh, The Joys said...

I love that "free service"!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Ha! He's smooth I tell ya. :)

Justice Jones said...

Cute! Next he will use the puppy to pick up some ladies :)